Me too Alan. Right now it sounds like the Russian's are staged along the western border with Ukraine, waiting for now, both they and the EU are trying to negotiate, not sure how that works when one party says it won't negotiate with people toting AK's...ironic on so many levels.
I think they are buying time, making it look like they are trying to find a peaceful resolution to this before being "asked" by people in Ukraine (wink wink) to intervene.
I hear too that the Crimea where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based is split right now, most are either ethnic Russians there or pro-Russian Ukranians, and that they both want ties to Russia and not a break up of the nation. They cannot have the former without the latter.
What a sad mess.