The stand off before engagement.

I'm not going to say that I fully understand all of the military and diplomatic strife surrounding Russia and Ukraine's claims to the Crimean Peninsula. In fact, I'm pretty confused by a lot of it. 

However, this Belarusian video, with a title that translates as "The War for the Booth"—in which a plucky little kitten and a dopey determined dachshund engage in prolonged battle for control of a living room fort—seems like it just might serve as a decent metaphor for the situation. And, if not, it's still a video of a cute cat and dog being goofy together. So, you know. What do you want from me? 

Sources: Михаил Хлебников | h/t Laughing Squid