Here are the top ten achievements of Vladimir Putin so far in Ukraine, following close on the heels of his invaluable assistance in helping Victor Yanukovich out of power:
10. Kremlin websites downed in DDOS cyber attacks.
9. Putin exposed before the world as maniacal mental case.
8. Precedent set for autonomous regions to vote themselves out of Russia.
7. Ukraine shows the world what patriotism really means.
6. Russia stock market a smoking ruin, reserves and ruble plummeting, inflation soaring.
5. Russophobia permanently and totally validated.
4. John McCain in the Maidan.
3. Prospects for NATO membership of Georgia and Ukraine vastly increased.
2. Russia Today totally and permanently discredited.
1. Europe galvanized against Russia as common foe.