It could be provocationist, but seriously...while interational militia can react, I have my doubts about its capabilities to actually *stop* something from happening if a powerful nation really wants to do it. Yeah irritating, but ultimately...(shrug)
It is akin to the bear and the raccoon fighting in the woods over the fish. I'll let you take a wild guess which is which in this situation.
So far as media? Well, for all I care someone could put a family of wild badgers down the executive producers' pants. Thank you for letting us know what is really going on...the US media outlets have been ignoring this and other Russia situations for awhile now--the only 2 stations I hear anything about this on are PBS for TV (which I hardly ever watch anyways), and NPR on the radio...and most of the time I listen to other stuff anyways.
My opinion...international breathing down a nation's neck is sort of like "so what, big deal". I really don't see that Russia would have all that much to be afraid of. I see Russia brushing it off. Maybe scowling. I'm kind of skeptical/doubtful we are on the verge of an 'Armageddon' world war 3 happening, but there is a lot of unrest in the world right now and it is worth paying close attentions to.
I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time, and certainly won't be the last.