For all the high-minded notions about human rights that are prevalent in British society, it would appear that this has been no substitute for religion when it comes to protecting human dignity. The reality is that much of British society inhabits a paradigm in which, fundamentally, nothing is true and everything is permitted.
Ukraine got invaded; Bob Crow died; Cheryl Cole was re-hired for the X-Factor; Tony Benn died; and Nigel Farage had an affair - allegedly.
We are now three years into Syria's civil war: some 150,000 are estimated to have died, with millions destitute and homeless, encamped in squalor somewhere we don't particularly care about. Whole cities and towns have been destroyed, historical treasures looted and churches bombed and burned to the ground.
Ten Tough Steps
We’ve done pretty well as a society at learning how to do the content of our jobs. But we haven’t been so great at learning the overarching process of how to manage our work: how to keep track of what we have to do, make decisions about what’s best to do next, keep from overcommitting ourselves, and do all of this in the midst of seventy-five emails, twelve phone calls, and eighteen interruptions a day.
Russia will not abandon Russian-speakers cut off from the Motherland by the collapse of the Soviet Union. One may assume that when local officials in Eastern Ukraine urge the local population to form militias, they may count on some professional assistance.  Time is on the side of whomever has the highest pain tolerance, and that is Russia, not the West.