epa04221840 (FILE) A file photo dated 28 January 2014 of President of Russia Vladimir Putin attending a news conference at the end of a EU Russia Summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, where he was meeting with top European Union officials. European Union officials have been preparing three scenarios for economic sanctions against Russia, from low-intensity measures affecting items such as luxury goods, to a ban on oil and gas imports, according to a document seen by German news agency dpa. During recent weeks, the European Commission in consultation with member states, reportedly has been preparing a three-stage list of possible economic sanctions if Russia continues to destabilize its western neighbour Ukraine. The issue could come up again when EU leaders meet on 27 May 2014 to consider their response to the 25 May elections in Ukraine.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

  Докато повечето наблюдатели се фокусираха върху проследяване на потенциала във видимата част на новия военен хардуер на Русия, включително като следяха всяко „задимено“ движение на  самолетоносача Адмирал Кузнецов, Кремъл успя да натрупа на пръв поглед изглеждащата хлабаво свързана, но внушителна и интегрирана сила за