He has told me that though the original Russian forces that took over the Crimea were masked and the ones doing the agitation in the east Ukraine also are masked still sometime on live TV the mask get twisted or removed and you can see it is the same person. That means in plain English that Putin is in fact attempting to do in eastern Ukraine what he did in the Crimea.
It is my feeling therefore at this point at the Ukraine ought to stop it. further more it looks like NATO will in fact become more significant in this region. I once thought after the cold war ended that NATO was not needed. Now it seems i was wrong.
I think it is important for people to know that the Ukraine has been very hospitable towards Jewish people.
It is simply not accurate to accuse Ukraine of being anti Semitic --as if Russian rule would be somehow better.
This is simply not true. I happen to have spent a good amount of time in the Ukraine and I can say conviction that comes from experience that there is little or no antisemitism in the Ukraine today. and the little that there is has no expression in ways that Muslims act towards Jews.
My recommendation also is that the Ukraine be accepted into NATO immediately