Raw: Shooting Incident at Airbase in Ukraine
Russian troops who had taken control of the Belbek air base in the Crimea region fired warning shots into the air on Tuesday as around 300 Ukrainian soldiers, who previously manned the airfield, demanded their jobs back.
Crimean authorities to cut power, water to Ukrainian troops
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian authorities in Crimea will cut off water and electricity to Ukrainian soldiers in bases surrounded by Russian forces on Monday night, a Russian former lawmaker loyal to President Vladimir Putin said.
Sergei Markov, who held meetings with pro-Russian authorities on the Ukrainian peninsula earlier on Monday, told reporters the soldiers would also be told they would not receive their next pay packet if they did not publicly renounce their loyalty to the new provisional government in Kiev, the capital.
“If they stay here and remain loyal to Kiev and the Ukrainian government, it will become more uncomfortable for them,” said Markov, who sits in a Kremlin-backed public policy chamber. “The pressure is going to increase tonight.”
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Video: Putin visits military drills in Russia
President Vladimir Putin on Monday observed a military exercise held in the Leningrad Region, as part of a surprise inspection to test the combat readiness of troops and ammunition of the Western and Central military districts. More than 1,800 servicemen, 30 tanks, some 20 airborne combat vehicles, five planes and 80 helicopters were involved in the exercise. It tested the military’s performance through drills in combat operations and liquidation of a presumed adversary; landing operations by paratroopers on guided parachutes and landing of tactical airborne troops for the isolation of a military operations zone; and the neutralization of an artillery unit or a logistics supply battalion.
Sen. Cruz Attempts to Protect the American People from IRS Targeting
Offers two amendments in the Judiciary Committee to safeguard citizens’ free speech against unlawful and unjust targeting and designations by the IRS.
Did Bill Clinton Just Rally an Uprising Against Government?
Speaking to a room full of Democrats on Tuesday in Louisville, KY as he stumped for Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes, Bill Clinton mused about the recent political uprising in the Ukraine relating it to what needs to happen in the upcoming elections. He asked the room of over 1,200 Dems to demand, “Give us back our country.”
Appearing rather amused, a giddy Clinton seemingly called for a political uprising similar to the recent events in the Ukraine saying:
You following what’s going on in Ukraine? It’s the darndest thing I ever saw. The politicians didn’t throw the president out, the people did. They said, “This guy’s not in it for us anymore.”
Then they went into his presidential residence which he had privatized for himself. Can you imagine what somebody would do if the president, or any president, tried to say, “I think I’ll privatize the White House and keep the paintings if it’s all the same to you.”
And the people said, “Whatever our differences are, this is not, this is a one-way dead end here. Give us back our country.” That’s what I want you to say in the election.
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Alarm in Ukraine as Putin puts Russian troops on alert
(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for war games near Ukraine on Wednesday, the Kremlin’s most powerful gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovich was toppled as president in Kiev.
Thousands of ethnic Russians, who form the majority in Ukraine’s Crimea region, demonstrated for independence for the peninsula that hosts part of Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet. They scuffled with rival demonstrators, mainly from the Tatar minority, who support the new authorities in Kiev.
With the political turmoil hammering Ukraine’s economy, the hryvnia currency tumbled 4 percent on Wednesday, with ripples spreading to Russia where the rouble fell to five-year lows and bank shares took a hit.
Ukraine’s central bank, which has been rapidly spending its hard currency to protect the hryvnia, said it had abandoned a managed exchange rate in favor of a flexible currency.
Moscow denounced what it described as the rise of “nationalist and neo-fascist sentiment” in Ukraine’s mainly Ukrainian-speaking western areas, where it said Russian speakers were being deprived of rights. It has repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of Russian citizens in Ukraine.
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Sen. Ted Cruz Reading William Barret Travis’ Letter from the Alamo
In Bad Faith: The Milwaukee Public Schools Protection Racket
‘About 20′ cases of polio-like illness found in California
(CNN) – “About 20″ cases of a polio-like syndrome have been identified in California children over the past 18 months, a Stanford University researcher says.
Dr. Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has written a report about five of the early cases.
In that report, which will be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, neurologists said they had identified five patients who developed paralysis in one or more of their limbs between August 2012 and July 2013. All five children had been vaccinated against the poliovirus. Treatment did not seem to help the children regain their motor function.
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