The Crimea’s new prime minister Serhiy Aksyonov took control of the military and the police, appealing to Russia for help.
The Russian Parliament voted to send troops into the Ukraine.
Due to the extraordinary situation that has taken shape in Ukraine and the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation who are deployed on the territory of Ukraine (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) under an international treaty, I hereby introduce, under Clause (g) of Part 1 of Article 2012 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, an appeal for the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine pending the normalization of the social and political situation in that country.
And the Russian Senate wants to ask Putin to recall their ambassador to America. Just like here, they blame Obama.
Russian Senator: Obama “crossed red line” with warning of costs for Russia if it intervenes in Ukraine
Russian Senator: “Obama has offended the Russian people”
— Matthew Elliot (@matttbastard) March 1, 2014