Russia has made its move. Crimea is now effectively under Moscow's control, leaving beleaguered Ukrainian forces confined to their barracks. Yes, there are calls for reprisals and sanctions, but they come from a continent that gets one third of its natural gas from none other than Russia. True, the Moscow stock market nosedived as investors ran for cover, but how much will it weigh on the mind of a Kremlin that claims it's merely protecting its citizens?
Produced and prepared by David Boratov, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis
Contributor to the International New York Times
Joelle GARRIAUD MAYLAM
French Senator, UMP
McCain Institute of International Leadership
London Bureau Chief, The Voice of Russia
International Affairs Editor