Putin: Russian citizens, troops threatened in Ukraine, need armed forces’ protection

  Pro-Russian protesters wave Russian flags during a rally in the industrial Ukrainian city of Donetsk on March 1, 2014. (AFP Photo/Alexander Khudoteply) Published time: March 01, 2014 12:53 Russian President Vladimir Putin has requested the use of Russian military forces in Ukraine to settle the situation there. The Russian population and the Crimea-based Black…

Movement of Russian armored vehicles in Crimea fully complies with agreements – Foreign Ministry

Published time: February 28, 2014 13:28   15:29                                                                             Russian military vessels are anchored at a navy base in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, February 27, 2014 (Reuters) The movements of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s armored vehicles in Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea are in full compliance with Russian-Ukrainian agreements, Moscow has…

Russian Ships Arrive On Ukraine’s Crimean Coast As Fears Mount Over Russian Invasion In the Region

  By Christopher Harress on February 24 2014 5:21 PM   Russian ships have allegedly landed in the Crimea ahead of what many experts are calling a military build up to a coup in the Crimea  Ukraine Photos – According to Russian news site flot.com, Russian military ships carrying soldiers have arrived on Ukraine’s Crimean coast…

Is Russia plotting to send in the army to annex Crimea? Former Kremlin adviser warns Ukrainian port of Sebastopol could be targeted within the next week

Move would be similar to Nazi Germany’s takeover of Austria Vladimir Putin is sweeping aside Western warnings and preparing troops Dmitry Medvedev said he did recognise new authorities in Kiev Came after unconfirmed claims that ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych was under Russian military guard By Will Stewart | UPDATED:          18:27 EST, 24 February 2014…

Russia sends warships to the Mediterranean as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria ( “a planned rotation.” )

  Thursday, 29 August 2013 Russia will “over the next few days” be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday. “The well-known situation shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean called for certain corrections to the…

Oops! Democrats forced to apologize for using picture of SOVIET warships in tribute to American troops

By Toby Harnden In Washington PUBLISHED:14:31 EST, 12  September 2012| UPDATED:15:53 EST, 12 September 2012 Organisers of the Democratic National  Convention have said sorry for using an image of Soviet-era Russian warships as  a backdrop for a tribute to veterans at last week’s party gathering in  Charlotte, North Carolina. The vessels were shown on a…