That pretty much explained the amount of soldiers deployed and endless rolls of tanks..
Putin: Calls on US to understand Crimea's desire for freedom
German's will understand Russia's drive to re unite. Crimea will remain Ukrainian, Tatar. Crimea must belong to strong state, must be Russia. Russia not seeking to split up Ukraine. Russia, Ukraine could lose Crimea in future to NATO. Kiev is the mother of Ukrainian cities. Crimea's choice saved peninsula from NATO. We want friendship with strong , sovereign Ukraine. All Russia enthralled with Crimean's bravery. Russia will never seek confrontations in west/east.