UkrainianPolicy.com: Russia has invaded, instilled puppet leader
According to ukrainianpolicy.com, Russia has invaded Ukraine, cutting the country off from the outside world, capturing the Crimean parliament and Council of Ministers, and preventing their leadership from communicating with anyone.
On February 27th, Russian naval infantry forces seized control of the Crimean capital, installing through a vote at gunpoint, a radical pro-Russian politician. Days prior, protests in Crimea erupted demanding secession, primarily in Simferopol and Sevastopol - in Sevastopol, a Russian citizen was named de facto mayor of the city. On the night of February 28th Russian forces then took the airports in both cities, and continued to spread out, establishing control of border posts, telecommunications buildings, and the media. Airspace is now restricted. Crimea’s de facto PM declared control over Ukraine’s military within Crimea, and Russia approved the use of force to stabilize the situation in Ukraine. No clashes have yet erupted between both nation’s armed forces.
Ob. Warning: I haven’t vetted this website. I haven’t found any about page to speak of, nor even any real name credits. This is understandable (anyone giving out their real name in Ukraine would probably need some very good running shoes and a head start), but it is worrying.
Still, it’s an interesting collection of articles and sourced links painting a very, very ominous picture. With recent reports that over 6000 Russian troops have stormed the country, seemingly in open defiance of the US, it seems like it’s just going to take a few more days before something, anything happens to set that powder keg off.
Myself and a few friends were recently commenting that there was no way that Putin would allow the Ukraine to throw out his friends, no matter how corrupt they were. Turns out we may have been more right than we had ever feared.