WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Russian troops break 5-day truce on 2nd day, storm Ukrainian military sites in Crimea, abduct base commanders at Sevastopol, Simferopol; Ukrainian junior officer shot dead in latter confrontation, first casualty of 20-day Ukraine-Russia war; Kiev authorizes soldiers to fire in self-defense; PM Yatseniuk in emergency government meeting: “Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian military servicemen . . .”; addresses citizens of S, E Ukraine: “Law enforcement agencies have gathered compelling evidence of involvement of Russian secret services to the organization of riots in the East of the country. There are seized detainees”; PM Erdogan phones Putin, warns Turkey will blockade Bosphorus if Russia in- vades (E.) Ukraine, Crimean self-defense forces attack Muslim Tatars; emboldened by Crimea’s new status, Russian-speaking separatist regime of Transnistria applies for accession to Russian Federation; Deputy PM Rogozin, nominated for White House sanctions list, says: Ukraine blockading Transnistria, Moldova no longer has legitimate interest in territory, Kremlin to consider region’s fate Mar. 20; Moldova views acces- sion to EU “matter of urgent necessity”
March 18, 2014
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Winds of war blowing through the world. Shopping mall regime, preoccupied by suicide of Sir Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, staggers on.
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