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Crimean Base Stormed, Golan Strikes, 12-Sided Coin
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PRO-RUSSIAN MILITANTS STORM UKRAINIAN NAVY BASE
A group of Crimea’s pro-Russian self-defense militants stormed the headquarters of the Ukrainian navy in Sevastopol, one day after Russia declared the peninsula part of its federation. According to AP, Ukrainian servicemen offered no resistance and calmly left the building.

  • The early morning move put Kiev on alert, with Ihor Tenyukh, the interim Defense Minister, telling journalists that Ukrainian forces will not withdraw from Crimea. But Tenyukh, who was instructed by interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenuyk to fly to Crimea, would be barred from entering the territory, Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said. "They are unwelcome in Crimea. Nobody will let them enter Crimea, and they'll be sent back," he added. Read more from Interfax.

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Macron, Draghi and Scholz assessing the damage near Kyiv

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Which of today's world leaders provides the full support Ukraine truly needs? Who plays into Putin's hands? Who's caught in the middle, and lacks the courage to choose sides?

With an overdue visit to Kyiv Thursday by three of Europe’s top leaders, Emmanuel Macron of France, Olaf Scholz of Germany and Mario Draghi of Italy, those questions were whispered far from the photo ops. The question of the solidity of its alliances are life-and-death for Kyiv, facing a much stronger military in an existential war against Russia.

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Ukraine has so far received about 10% of the military aid it needs from Western partners to counter Russian aggression, Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar said Tuesday during a television fundraising drive.

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