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Ukraine crisis grows: 'Brink of disaster' plea as Russian gunman surround bases

Ukraine crisis grows as Russian troups take over military bases.
Ukraine crisis grows as Russian troups take over military bases.
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Ukraine crisis is on “brink of disaster,” which is the message that was sent along with a plea for help from the Ukraine government today. Ukraine’s new leaders claim that “Russia is declaring war,” and fears are rapidly growing of a conflict among the two countries, according to CNN News on March 2.

"This is a red alert. This is not a threat. This is actually a declaration of war to my country," Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. What Putin is up to isn’t very clear today, but Fox News live on Sunday suggest he wants his port on the Black Sea and this is his driving force behind this invasion.

Russian troops have taken over three bases on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. They’ve demanded Ukraine’s military hand over their weapons and surrender. With half the country happy about the Russian’s involvement and the other half wanting Russia to retreat, some folks are advocating to not introduce outside involvement.

David, who comments on CNN seems to mirror what some folks on Fox News are reporting. As David posts:

“Seems like a lot of Ukraine's are happy about the Russians coming, maybe we should mind our own business.”

Some of the commentators on Fox News are saying it is hard to decide what to do since there is such a mixed bag of feelings coming from the folks in the Ukraine. The country is split with some wanting to be part of Russia and the others wanting nothing to do with Putin and his troops.

President Obama had a 90 minute phone call with Putin today, but later on in the day Obama warned that there will be consequences for Putin’s actions.

Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in a televised address on Sunday calling on Putin to “"pull back his military and stick to the international obligations." This is when he said, "We are on the brink of the disaster."