WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: 9,000 Ukrainian airmen hold “large-scale” exercise in W. oblast of Vinnytsia; Ukrainian Navy flagship, frigate crew still loyal to Kiev, based out of Odessa, confronts Kremlin’s Black Sea Fleet in Ukrainian waters, Russians retreat; Ukraine PM: “I want to officially warn Russia: we will respond firmly, including through military means, against any attempt to seize Ukraine, to cross borders, or annex eastern or other regions by Russian troops”; Yatseniuk orders Euromaidan militias to sur- render illegal firearms: “For those who want to defend their country with an assault rifle in their hands, wel- come to the National Guard or the Army”; security chief Parubiy urges UN to declare Crimea “demilitarized zone” as up to 20,000 Ukrainian troops, families evacuate Russian-occupied region, probably abandon MiG-29 fighter jets, warships; Russian Navy blockades remaining Ukrainian vessel, Slavutych still refuses to surrender; Russia’s FSB imposes “temporary restric- tions” upon vehicle traffic along Ukraine’s N. border, steps up checks on goods entering Russia

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