There’s a rumor in Kyiv and Moscow that the full-scale Russian invasion of Crimea will begin within hours. The Russian Channel 1 has canceled a live broadcast of the Oscar ceremony citing the need to update viewers on Ukraine/Crimea. Apparently they are out to show Russian tanks rolling across the steppes of Crimea to be greeted with flowers in Simferopol.
Of course the invasion has been going on for a few days but so far we’ve seen relatively small groups of Russian servicemen in unmarked uniforms taking control of key points and installations. That job done, nothing would stand in the way of Russian PVCs, APCs, and tanks.