Crimea: Where Ukraine could explode
Armed men patrol outside the Simferopol International Airport in Ukraine’s Crimea region on Friday, February 28. The gunmen, whom Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov called part of an “armed invasion” by Russian forces, appeared around the airport without identifying themselves. Crimea is an autonomous republic of Ukraine with an ethnic Russian majority. It’s the last large bastion of opposition to Ukraine’s new political leadership after President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster.
- Frida Ghitis: Gunmen taking over buildings in Crimea a sign battle for Ukraine not over
- Ghitis: Crimea a flashpoint: If Russia launches military intervention, it will start there
- Ghitis: Ethnic Russians must be in Ukrainian government and be ensured equal status
- She says Crimea has political, cultural, geographic links to Russia and high strategic value
(CNN) — On Friday, armed men in military fatigues marched into the principal…
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