Meanwhile, in the real world: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/world/europe/russian-artillery-fires-into-ukraine-kiev-says.html; http://news.yahoo.com/bigger-russian-artillery-moving-ukraine-soon-162744965–politics.html
We hope so, because economic pressure on Putin from everybody besides the USA is the only solution to the Putin problem. America can help, but this is not America’s problem to solve—-except maybe with lots and lots of exported LNG.
So what is Putin supposed to do exactly?
Stop inciting and supporting a separatist rebellion in Eastern Ukraine? It’s bad enough that Russian weaponry shot down a civilian aircraft. Now comes evidence that in an overt act of war Russian forces are shelling Ukraine government military positions from within Russia. That, however, is no reason for the US to get directly engaged militarily. What we could, and should, do is provide Ukraine with smart weapons and illuminate targets for them.