Re: Do you think Russia will send troops into the Ukraine?
No, in a word.
Ukraine has no separatist regions within its borders and the aside from any troops along the common border with Russia there are 1200 14th Russian Army troops and about 22,000 tonnes of ammunition within the Moldovan separatist region of Transnistria which borders the Ukraine. Their primary concern is to keep the Moldovan army at bay and maintain the region from rule by Moldova.
The political and economic price for Russia would be absurdly high and Putin would, in all likelihood, be kicked out on the back of such consequences. Putin may be a ruthless bastard, but he's not a stupid one.
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