Ukraine crisis: Waiting for Putin's next move
28 March 2014 Last updated at 13:36 GMT
Following Russia's annexation of the Crimea, the West is trying to work out what the Kremlin's next move will be.
President Obama has expressed concern about Russia's troop build-up on the Ukrainian border, accusing Moscow of intimidating Kiev.
Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg assesses President Putin's strategy in what has become an increasingly tense "geo-political chess game" between East and West.