WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Ukraine’s national security chief says country faces “full-scale invasion” as Russia amasses 80,000 troops, 280 tanks, 170 aircraft along Ukraine’s E. frontier; Parubiy: “Russian army is only a two to three hour [distance] from Kiev”; figures differ from acting DM’s report, but belie news of Mar. 3 Russian pullback; Ukrainian infantry, tanks, artillery carry out exercises in Khar- kiv border region; Kiev trains 20,000 volunteers for new National Guard, turns back 3,600 Russian citizens at borders, fearing provocations in Russophone areas; ex-Putin aide, DC think tank expert: “Right now, Russian special forces from the 22nd Brigade are in Ukraine . . . expect staged attacks on Russian soldiers and citizens”; exodus of Ukrainians from Crimea expected after Mar. 16 secession vote, “nationalization” of state assets; Russian occupiers shut down all flights out of Simferopol airport–except to Moscow; PM Yatseniuk in USA for urgent White House visit

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Andrei Illarionov bio at Cato Institute

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