WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Three former, “ex”-communist Ukrainian presidents–Kravchuk, Kuchma and Yushchenko–sign joint statement, urge Russia to withdraw troops, Kiev to break 2010 Kharkiv Pact with Moscow, forfeit energy discount and terminate Russian naval base agreement; call for national mobilization “to protect our land,” “people of Ukraine and Russia are being artificially pushed to a fratricidal [i.e., pan-Slavic] war”
March 3, 2014
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Pictured above: Ukrainian sailors guard the command ship Slavutych in Sevastopol harbor on March 3, 2014. MSM reports that Russian warships have “boxed” in several Ukrainian Navy vessels, demanding their surrender as part of a wider Russian ultimatum for Ukrainian forces in Crimea to capitulate.