When the Soviet Union broke up there was a treaty signed by Ukraine in 1994 with Russia, Britain, and the United States as participants: THE BUDAPEST REFERENDUM. At that time the Ukraine had ~2000 nuclear bombs, more than anyone except Russia and the US. The Ukraine gave up its weapons after assurances by the signers of the Treaty to guarantee the Ukraine territorial integrity. Now the rest of the story: 1. Russia has annexed Crimea. 2. Russia is assisting the rebels in Eastern Ukraine with troops and heavy equipment. 3. Obama refuses to aid the Ukraine by sending weapons. Even the Huffington Post raises questions: And what do we get from some on this Forum: Russia did not really seize Crimea and Russian troops are not in the Ukraine.