Following President Obama’s statement yesterday afternoon, which warned Russia that “there will be costs for any intervention in Ukraine,” Russian President Vladimir Putin responded with a shrug as he asked the upper house of the Russian parliament to authorize the deployment of troops in Ukraine. The request was passed unanimously.
Amusing. Putin may be an autocrat, and one who unites left and neo-cons against him (which is great, actually), but hey, when you compare him to Obama… There’s no comparison. And he’s a social conservative.
Go Putin! Just because.