Ukraine Calls Up Reserves ASAP

    A pro-Russian man (not seen) holds a Russian flag behind an armed servicemen on top of a Russian army vehicle outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (UKRAINE - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3FVD5

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    Tensions between the Ukraine and Russia have escalated to a new fever pitch. Ukraine has announced that it will mobilize its military reserves and has called on them to report to their stations immediately. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said "This is actually a declaration of war to my country." On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was granted authority by his government to send troops into the Ukraine. On Sunday, hundreds of Russian reportedly surrounded the Ukrainian military base at Perevalne on the Crimea peninsula. Others are reportedly digging trenches at the narrow land crossing between Crimea and rest of Ukraine.

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