I wouldn't say "new."
This has been going on for quite awhile. The media just hasn't found it to be newsworthy. And Russia just wanted to wait until the Olympic Games dominated the news media before launching their all out offensive.
It sure does put the U.S. in a predicament however.
God help us.
(Edited to remove some unnecessary stone casting from my glass house.)
It all depeneds on how ya look at it. I feel sorry for those involved and they are in my prayers. But Christ promised war and it will not cease until His kingdom is established at His return. As far as criticizing the President for being on a vacation I thought is was perhaps a little out of line- on any given day there are an average of 17 wars ebing waged on this planet.