That's too many questions for me, Rich, let's take each one at a time, shall we?
OK. However, I would like to get the answers from mafketis as he is the one who made the claims. Clearly, I don't mind if you want to do the dirty work for him.
Frankly, I don't expect any coming my way soon. What I do know is that many posters here are shallow ("Russia is evil") and throw meaningless phrases and rhetorical questions around to actually end a conversation. My goal is to expose this kind of infantile "hit-and-run" emptiness for what it is. I learned from my previous debates that the best way to deal with such people is to ask questions. Just as is done during trials. Liberals and those acting on emotions do not last past a couple of well phrased questions. All they want is throw some meaningless mud around and shut the opposition up.
"yes" is in response to the question: Are they (Russia) imploying illegal means?
Whose laws did they break?
Can you cite a couple of the offenses against Western Europe?
Are there any pending criminal trials against the Russians filed by any Western Europe country?
Were the events in Crimea that resulted in Crimea joining Russia in violation of international laws? If so, was Russia sued?