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JohnTobey - Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 2:39 P
Ukraine
Jeff, thanks for the links. Fact check re: "The Russians invaded Ukraine."

NY TImes: "Russian troops stripped of identifying insignia but using military vehicles bearing the license plates of Russia’s Black Sea force swarmed the major thoroughfares of Crimea on Saturday, encircled government buildings, closed the main airport and seized communication hubs, solidifying what began on Friday as a covert effort to control the largely pro-Russian region."

But see also: "Putin denied the Russian armed forces were directly engaged in the bloodless seizure of Crimea, saying the uniformed troops without national insignia were "local self-defense forces"." (http://www.reuters.c...dUSBREA1Q1E820140304)

Not claiming any firsthand knowledge, but I add a grain of salt to anything from EITHER the NY Times OR Putin. Here is an alternative (pro-Russia) perspective: http://cluborlov.blo...ag-fire-in-kiev.html
 
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