NATO has considered options, the UN Security Council met earlier this year and talks in Minsk happened in November 2016. Recent NATO panel discussion featuring Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko here.
Of course, the Ukraine/Russia interaction goes beyond navies to economic alliances with the European Union, oil/gas (see the Petrol tab above) and even chocolate.
Vladimir Putin is protecting Russian interests in Ukraine and threatening both Ukraine and a broader Europe via his Black Sea Fleet and Kavkaz-2016 exercises.
Given Russian strategy in Ukraine, are United States defense budget priorities appropriate?
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