The Ukraine is like a house that has been torn to pieces by a hurricane and is barely standing up straight. Thousands of Russian soldiers are wandering up and down the border claiming they are simply stretching their legs in case of trouble. The Ukraine government did an outrageous thing, it sent Ukrainian soldiers to clear road blocks in eastern regions of the country, and during this legal process one or two pro-Russian separatists were killed. President Vladimir Putin, the defender of free speech and the right to disagree, warned the Ukraine government: “If the Kiev government is using the army against its own people, this is clearly a great crime.” These words from a man who throws in jail dissidents, and, most probably colludes in the beating, if not murder of others.
So, what can be done?
1. Russia would veto a resolution to send in UN troops or observers.
2. However, nothing prevents UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon from sending UN observers into eastern regions of the Ukraine and report what they discovered.
3. Nothing prevents Ban Ki-moon from assuming new powers that would include sending UN helicopters into eastern Ukraine for observation purposes.