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Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch 1)

We are on the ground in Crimea as Russia mobilizes in the peninsula and enters a tough standoff with Ukraine.

by تجربة
Mar 4 2014, 8:50pm

Photo by Frederick Paxton

Russia has invaded the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine and taken over its civilian and military infrastructure. Not a shot has been fired so far, but Russia is using its superior force to intimidate Ukrainian troops in an attempt to get them to surrender. Russia claims it wants to stabilize the situation on the peninsula, which has a large Russian population, but Ukraine's new government regards the move as an occupation of its sovereign territory.

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