Analysis NATO’s Media Offensive Makes Russia Stop and Think

There are no signs that Moscow has dropped its plans, but a prolongation of the military buildup on the Ukrainian border will worsen the damage to Russia’s economy.

As of this weekend, the Ukrainian government seems to have finally lost control of wide areas in the east of the country. On Friday, its ultimatum to separatists who had taken over government buildings in eastern cities expired, but it launched no operation to dislodge the gunmen.