Breaking News: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Kremlin still silent as Russian Armed Forces execute complete takeover of Crimean Peninsula: Airspace over Ukraine’s autonomous region closed late Feb. 28 after at least five Ilyushin-76 transport planes land at Gvardeyskoye military air strip in Simferopol; gunmen surround main state-run TV network in regional capital; unknown persons capture communication stations responsible for most phone/Internet service in Crimea; Ukraine’s new national security chief: Army will respond with “adequate measures”
February 28, 2014
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The Ukrainian army is ready to respond in the event of direct aggression by Russian forces. If there are more active actions on the part of the Russian Federation and its troops, Ukraine’s army and its border troops will of course take adequate measures.
– Andriy Paruby, Secretary of Ukraine National Security and Defence Council, televised briefing in Kiev