Under the guise of military exercises, Russia has brought troops into the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. And not only have they seized the parliament of the Crimea, the Council of Ministers of the Crimea, they are trying to take civilian buildings under control, communications, and trying to block places where Ukrainian soldiers are based.
They are provoking us to military conflict. According to information from our intelligence, they are working out scenarios that are completely analogous to Abkhazia, when after provoking a conflict, they began annexation of territory.
– Alexander Turchynov, Ukraine’s Acting President, televised address, February 28, 2014
Fasten your seatbelts! This will be a very bumpy ride. Praying for Ukraine’s survival. Ball’s in your court, NATO.
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