interventionSeriam dois mil homens ocupando pontos estratégicos na Criméia: Simferopol, a capital regional e Sebastopol, onde está a frota ucraniana e a frota russa do Mar Negro. Obviamente são forças russas. Acompanhando ansiosamente a reação do Ocidente…

E, para quem quiser ver um trecho do discurso de Yanukovich, clique aqui. Interessante os termos que parecem vindos direto da União Soviética…

Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s Crimea, Yanukovich reappears

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Reuters, 28FEB2014 – By Alissa de Carbonnel and Alessandra Prentice

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what the new Ukrainian leadership described as an invasion by Moscow’s forces, and ousted President Viktor Yanukovich surfaced in Russia after a week on the run.

Yanukovich said Russia should use all means at its disposal to stop the chaos in Ukraine as tension rose on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, the only region with an ethnic Russian majority and the last major bastion of resistance to the overthrow of the Moscow-backed leader.

Acting President Oleksander Turchinov accused Russia of open aggression and said Moscow was following a scenario simliar to the one before it went to war with fellow former Soviet republic Georgia in 2008. Continuar lendo