Russia to Ukraine: Surrender Crimean Forces or Face ‘Military Storm’

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Russia has issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian forces in Crimea to clear out by 5 a.m. Tuesday (10 p.m. Eastern Time) or face a “military storm,” Russia’s state-run news agency Interfax reported.

Dave Cottrell‘s insight:

It’s pretty clear that Russia fully intends to reclaim their pre-Kruschnev territory of Crimea.  The questions are:  Will they stop there?  Will the Ukraine Armed Force surrender without a fight?  Will the West stay out of this fight?  Will this prevent another blood bath of ethnic cleansing against ethnic Russians in the Crimea by the new administration in Kyev?

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