1. FLEXING MUSCLE

    Russia Fires Warning Shots

    Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base after completing their training, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Tuesday.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3G0IX

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    Russia reportedly fired its first shot in Crimea since troops entered the region last week. Approximately a dozen of the Russian forces who had taken control of the Belbek air base in Crimea fired warning shots over unnarmed Ukrainian soldiers. The 300 Ukrainian soliders, who formerly worked at the air base, were protesting the Russian presence and demanded their jobs back. Earlier Tuesday, Russia's ultimatum for Ukraine to surrender two warships passed without action. There was no fighting reported elsewhere in Crimea.

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