General Putin gambling on a quick victory in Ukraine
Russian armour in action
Putin sendsn disguised Russian troops to take over Ukraine Government buildings in the Crimea in a re-enactment of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939.
In co-ordinated attacks, Russian troops moved into Ukraine Government buildings across the Crimea.
The Putin cqampaign plan is believed to have three stages.
1. Russian troops take control of the Ukraine territory in the Crimea
2. Russian troops advance across Eastern Ukraine
3. Russian troops advance West to the Ukraine border with the rest of Europe.
Following the approach employed by Adolf Hitler, Putin is aiming to annex the Ukraine in stages, knowing that the European Union will be unable to respond in time.