Over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Putin seemed like he was “in another world” during their telephone conversation. Did Putin’s press conference prove her right?

+ Russian forces in Crimea? What Russian forces?

+ The Ukraine-Russia crisis in numbers (including the $1b U.S. loan guarantees just promised to Ukraine’s new government.)

+ “You have to understand, George, that Ukraine is not even a country. Part of its territory is in Eastern Europe and the greater part was given to us.” Putin’s Ukrainian endgame and why the West may have a hard time stopping him.

+ There’s one place where this story is being closely monitored: Space.