WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: PM Tusk addresses special session of Polish Sejm to consider Russian occupation of Ukraine’s rebel region of Crimea: “Poland and the United States have started consulta- tions on strengthening military cooperation, including further air exercises . . . [in] the nearest future”; PM Yatseniuk: Ukraine will “never give up” Crimea, but “no military options” to re-take strategic peninsula from Russian invaders; UK foreign secretary in Kiev: “Biggest crisis to face Europe in 21st century”; Russia reinforces MiG-29 fleet at Armenian air base, augments 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Command in Rostov, S. Russia

Sofia communist monument vandalized

On March 5, 2014, anti-communists vandalized a Cold War-era monument in Sofia, Bulgaria. Two of the figures were painted with the national colors of Poland and Ukraine. A slogan reads “Putin go home!” while “Katyn” refers to the location in western Russia where the Soviet NKVD massacred 22,000 Poles in April-May 1940.

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Russian Air Force 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Command

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