This is the most cynical military operation by a "European" power since Moscow invaded Afghanistan in 1979.
This invasion recalls Hitler's march into Czechoslovakia
It also resembles Hitler's invasion of Poland
Reminds me of 1956, when we encouraged the Hungarians to defy Moscow - then abandoned them.
And of 1991, when we prodded Iraq's Shia to rise up against Saddam - then abandoned them.
Okay, let's save time: is there any event that this conflict isn't similar to?