The Democrats, as evidenced by the Obama administration countering a possible Russian invasion of the Ukraine by having the State Department Tweet out a 'Selfie' are clueless when it comes to countering people intent on performing violent acts.
This comes as no surprise to me. This has been the plan that Democrats have had here in the US for years. A person tries to rob you? Just give them what they want, and they will go away, but whatever you do, do not resist with violence, you will only make things worse.
Maybe the State Department will next advise the Ukrainians to pee or vomit on themselves as the Russian Troops cross the border.