Ukrainian soldier killed in Crimea as Putin’s words send war chill through Kiev


Ukrainian soldier killed in Crimea as Putin’s words send war chill through Kiev
 

KIEV, Ukraine -- Apparent Russian snipers drew first blood Tuesday in the three-week standoff over Crimea, killing a Ukrainian soldier when they opened fire on a Ukrainian military center in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital.
The shooting death, the first in what had been a tense, but not deadly, Russian occupation of the Black Sea peninsula, came not long after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to annex Crimea, to a standing ovation from his Parliament, and immediately prompted Ukrainian officials to change their rules of engagement, giving their troops the right to use... read more

 
18 March 2014 in World News, Views: 11
 


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