SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS LINKS AND VIDEO: Breaking News Russian troops have attacked a Ukranian military base 5 miles from the city of Sevastopol, where 30000 Russian Troops are amassed. Is this the opening Salvo that will engulf the Ukraine into War. Please check back for more updates. Thank you for visiting These Christian Times and God Bless You.
HAARETZ: Russian troops on Friday attacked a Ukranian military base 5 kilometers from the Ukranian city Sevastopol, located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean peninsula.
According to early reports, members of a pro-Russia militia used a truck to break though the gate of the base. The truck got stuck at the gate, and Russia soldiers climbed over it. Some 70 Ukrainian troops were said to still be holding out in the bunkers. Russians troops who broke through the perimeter demanded the Ukrainian soldiers surrender. There were no reports of shots being fired.
A Ukrainian military official, Vladislav Seleznyov, told Reuters by telephone that the armed men took over the base without any shooting and that no one was hurt. Another Ukrainian official told Reuters at the post that he was now mediating between the Ukrainian forces and the armed group inside, and that no arms had been seized READ MORE: http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/.premium-1.578553
REUTERS: Russia now has 30,000 troops in Ukraine’s Crimea region, Ukrainian border guards said on Friday, nearly twice the previous figure given by the government in Kiev.
Serhiy Astakhov, aide to the head of border guards service, told Reuters the figure was an estimate and included both troops that had arrived since last week and Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, permanently based in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
Russia, whose forces occupied the isolated peninsula last week, says the only troops it has there are those based in Sevastopol READ MORE: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/07/us-ukraine-crisis-troops-idUSBREA260PW20140307
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