Putin invades Ukraine
This seems to go way beyond the annexation of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics":
Explosions were heard before dawn and throughout the morning in the capital Kyiv, a city of 3 million people.
It's vile, of course, but I also wonder about the practicality of this. Ukraine is a huge country with a population of 44 million. Does Putin think he can occupy and annex the whole thing? With ~200,000 soldiers?
For analysis, I recommend Mark Galeotti, whom I worked with on a number of projects many years ago, he's one of the world's top Russia experts, and Andras Toth-Czifra, who's occasionally written for my website, Atlantic Sentinel.