Russian Troops

Pentagon: 20,000 Russian Troops In Ukraine
The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
 
    Rear Adm. John Kirby says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Ukraine Defense Minister Ihor Tenyuh on Friday...
Russian Troops Control Crimea
Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react to the action by Russian troops based in the strategic region an…
Putin Undecided About Using Military Force In Ukraine
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president is still deciding whether to send troops into Ukraine.
 Earlier today, the Russian parliament unanimously approved Putin's request to use the military until the situation in the region can be stabilized.  Putin'...
Obama: Deeply Concerned About Ukraine
President Obama says he's deeply concerned about reports of Russian military deployments into the Crimean region of Ukraine.  In a White House statement, Obama warned Russia that any violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.  H...