Tatar Leader Threatens Insurgency

Russian forces in Crimea are official warned by a Tatar leader that if the region votes to join Russia, Putin's men may pay in blood. "We have Islamists, Wahhabis, Salafis, groups who have fought [with the opposition] in Syria," Mustafa Jemilev, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, told the Financial Times. “We can't stop people who want to die with honor.” Putin risks a major uprising from jihadis in Crimea if he seeks to maintain an iron grip over former Soviet countries and could potentially be dealing with a situation akin to the Chechen War.