Russian Flag Raised Over Building
By Harold Hutchison
The parliament building of the republic of Crimea, an oblast in the Ukraine, was stormed by pro-Russian demonstrators who proceeded to raise the Russian flag. The actions lead to warnings from the Ukraine to Russia.
According to a report by Reuters, the seizure came as Russia began to hold large exercises near the Ukraine, including 150,000 troops and a number of fighter jets. NATO urged Russia to avoid any actions that would “escalate tension or create misunderstanding.”