posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 09:00 PM
Russia is in a very weak position and as many countries in that position they make threats to get attention. Like say North Korea, they have enough
power to make a mess but zero chance of winning. They bank on the US and the West wanting to avoid open conflict and instead cut deals. Sure Russia
is not doing well under santions but, they see that as something that will be settled in talks down the road. Russia is desperate to secure it
western borders. They way worse problems coming with China in the east and all the rest of the former Soviet Republics along the rest of its borders.
The last thing it needs is NATO breathing down its neck in the west as well. They want a buffer to deal with more pressing issues. The massive
coruption and growing unrest and never ending bad economic news means things for Russia will continue to get worse. Russia has no interest in a war
where it can not win.