Unarmed Ukrainian troops confronted soldiers under Russian command occupying a military base in Crimea. (Getty Images)

Putin Orders Troops To Bases As Warning Shots Fired In Crimea

About 300 unarmed Ukrainian soldiers confronted Russian troops at an air base on the Crimean Peninsula.


Heavily armed soldiers wearing no identifying military insignia stand guard outside the Crimean parliament building in Simeropol. (Getty Images)

Crimean Leader Claims Control, Asks Putin For Help

The pro-Russian leader of Ukraine’s Crimea appealed to Russia’s president for help in keeping the peace.


Unidentified armed men patrol outside of Simferopol airport. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Control Crimean Airports

Russian troops take control of Ukraine’s two main Crimean airports, say Ukrainian officials.