Ukraine mobilizes troops, puts military on high alert
Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had the right to invade the country. Ukraine’s security council has reportedly ordered the general staff to put its military on highest alert.
On Sunday, Russian forces in Crimea – a peninsula on the Black Sea 0 surrounded several small Ukrainian military outposts there and demanded Ukrainian troops disarm. Meanwhile, Putin obtained permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Russia for what he called an “incredible act of aggression.”
“You don’t just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext,” he said on CBS’ Face the Nation.