Russian troops take over Crimea, Ukrainian troops on alert, world powers scramble to respond
By End the Lie
March 1, 2014
Events have escalated rapidly in the Ukraine in Saturday with Russian troops taking over the Crimea region, the Ukrainian military being placed on combat alert and Putin receiving authorization to use force in Crimea.
This comes just a day after it was reported that Russian troops seized an airport in Crimea, though Russian officials denied the reports at the time.