War of words at UN over Russia's Crimea move Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/war-of-words-at-un-over-russias-crimea-move-20140304-hvg0c.html#ixzz2uwtVlU7t Russia doesn't want to have to lease land from Ukraine for their Black Sea naval facility. They use the excuse that "they want to protect ethnic Russians in the Crimean Peninsula". The reasons are political, strategic, etc. The situation is complicated. It could kick-off very quickly.