Russia has been ferrying arms and ammo to the rebels via back dirt roads for months. That's where the Ukes got them since they have Donetstk (sp?) surrounded. It wasn't the publicized 200 truck convoy, which has been searched and cleared by the Ukes.
2 British journalists were with the 200 truck convoy and saw 2 columns of Russian armor cross the Russian border into Ukraine. They tweeted it out and the convoy was spotted and attacked. Good for them but the thought remains, the Ukes knew about the Russian armor coming over for weeks and why take action today?
Board members...it had a negative affect on the markets at this time...insurance (??), I would only guess that it could be positive for oil and natural gas 'if it continues' and it can hurt the over-all markets...but have little effect on the American economy...
If Russia would follow 'the same economic path as China' (and the rest of the world) its citizens would not want to leave and seek a better life someplace else...the fact is, most people connected to Russia have a poor economic outlook to the future (that is why Ukraine wants closer ties to Europe)...! $tagg...!
Even more serious, they attacked an armoured incursion by Russian special forces. NATO gave the Ukrainians GPS coordinates and they destroyed Russian AFV.s with artillery. Looks like caution to be exercised in investing.