The reality is that Putin has simply taken a page from Obama’s book in that in he is saying one thing for political purposes and doing exactly the opposite. Yet, the Obama administration is too magnanimously blind and self righteous to see this obvious tactic.
Separately - and the Obama press does not feel a need to report this, the Ukrainian people actually WELCOME a Russian take over. THEY WILL SAY to you that they have been abused by Ukraine’s acting President, Oleksandr Turchynov, and his Nazi-like regime of brutality long enough. Do your own research. Better yet, talk to folks you know from the Ukraine and ask them about the REAL state of affairs over there. It will be a stark contrast to the talking points that the Obama-fed American press corps are pushing.