Tag: Military

Ukrainian troops dispatched in Crimea switch to region’s side – sources

Published time: March 02, 2014 09:27                                                                                                         Reuters/Gleb Garanich Ukrainian armed forces dispatched to Crimea have switched to the side of local authorities and are expected to take military oath soon, Russian news agencies report. “Today the majority of the Ukrainian armed forces deployed in  Crimea passed […]

In tense Mexico state, vigilantes refuse to drop guns

22     May   2013 COALCOMAN, Mexico (AFP) Farmers wearing bulletproof jackets and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word “self-defense” to protect this rural western Mexico town from the Knights Templar drug cartel. The federal government deployed thousands of troops to the state of Michoacan […]