The Aftermath: Russia Occupies Crimea

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Tension has already surfaced after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of Crimea. One member of the Ukrainian military was killed and another wounded when masked gunmen seized their base near the Crimean regional capital, Simferopol.

Will a bloody revolt start again? According to CNN, almost 300 armed pro-Russian supporters took over the Ukrainian navy’s headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Wednesday, said Marina Kanalyuk, assistant to the commander of Ukraine’s navy fleet.

Kanalyuk expressed that the pro-Russian supporters are threatening them. Ukrainian naval officers attempted to stop the armed forces from entering. Ukrainian flags were replaced with Russian ones immediately.

“As long as Russia continues on this dark path, they will face increasing political and economic isolation,” said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.


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