Putin goes through the Ferguson Window

Remember when I said a few days ago that the Western media’s obsession with Ferguson opened a window of opportunity to several players on the international stage

Well it looks like last night Putin just crawled on through:

An apparent incursion of tanks and personnel carriers into southeastern Ukraine Monday, one day before a high-stakes summit, demonstrated just how difficult it will be for Ukraine to reestablish control over its own territory.

The details varied from various sites:

Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council, told reporters that the column of 10 tanks, two armored vehicles and two trucks crossed the border near Shcherbak and that the nearby city of Novoazovsk was shelled during the night from Russia. He said they were Russian military vehicles bearing the flags of the separatist Donetsk rebels.

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday he had no information about the column.

Almost certainly this is a test to see how the west responds.  How and if they do will likely determine the history of the world in general and Europe in particular for decades to come.