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Tensions heat up in Ukraine, gunmen seize buildings in Crimea

  • Gunmen have seized government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region and replaced the country's national flag with the Russian one.
  • Ukraine's provisional authorities are taking measures "to counter extremist actions," and have warned Russian forces in Crimea not to leave their naval base.
  • The action follows protests yesterday involving ethnic Russians and ethnic Tatars - which support Ukraine's new interim government - in the Crimean capital of Simferopol
  • In Russia, President Vladimir Putin ordered a surprise military exercise of ground and air forces near the border with Ukraine yesterday, prompting the U.S. to warn Russia against military intervention.
  • Ukraine UX's stock index is -1.4%, while the USD-UAH is +2.95 to 10.4465 Ukrainian Hryvnia.
Comments (2)
  • dacama1
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    Here comes Putin...
    27 Feb 2014, 07:58 AM Reply Like
  • keentolearn
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    There are more serious issues need attention.
    27 Feb 2014, 08:23 AM Reply Like
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