In Ukraine, Russia seeks image of a peaceful conquest
Ukraine may have won the West’s sympathy, but it is standing totally alone - and the scenario of a Russian backtrack from Crimea is very hard to picture.
SIMFEROPOL − The Russian army, which has controlled since Friday the main airport on the Crimean peninsula, tried very hard on Sunday morning to lower its profile and allow the small field to return to normal. Planes took off and landed according to the regular timetable, and on the tarmac an Aeroflot Airbus and a Ukraine Airlines Boeing were parked next to each other, as if their two countries...
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