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Russian troops are in Crimea; they'll be staying there.
We're imposing sanctions on them. Putin doesn't care.
He will sign their annexation later on today.
Ukraine's lost Crimea now, no matter what we say.
Native Russian speakers voted overwhelmingly,
In a referendum that was neither fair nor free,
They'd prefer to join with Russia - splitting from Ukraine.
Putin said that's fine with him; their loss is Russia's gain.
I don't think that's true; the sanctions haven't bitten yet,
Plus Crimea's very poor and is in massive debt.
Putin may feel cocky now but might, yet, be surprised;
This move could prove costlier than he has realized.