Crimea's Prime Minister asks Russia for help in maintaining peace in the region ~ link ~
Mr Aksyonov, who was appointed by the Crimean parliament on Thursday, also said he was taking control of Crimea's interior ministry, armed forces, fleet and border guards "on a temporary basis".
Ukrainian Crisis escalates as Russian commandos move in ~ link ~ Putin and his Armed Forces people are playing this out according to their schedule now, but note that they are now in the strategic initiative mode!!! Stirling
Russia launches 'armed invasion' as Obama warns Moscow ~ link ~ The Russian Bear is armed, mad, and filled with a terrible resolve. It is moving slowly and methodically but this can change in minutes. Stirling