People were surprised at Russia's drawdown of air power in Syria. Scraping up what good forces they have for a renewed Ukraine front would explain that.
UPDATE: FYI, this is the post that has drawn Russian attention. And the map about going big drew particular attention.
I mean, would Putin launch a big campaign in Europe while we are preoccupied with a presidential campaign during the lame duck period of President Obama?
That was a rhetorical question, obviously.
UPDATE: And why would Russia be eager to peddle this nonsense now?
There are no Russian troops in the Moscow-leaning Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, and there have never been, but there are Russian citizens who stand by local residents, RIA news agency quoted the Kremlin as saying on Saturday.
The Russians are aggravating on many levels.