Emergency Talks As Russian Protesters Seize Parts Of Ukraine
The crisis is deepening in the eastern region of Ukraine, which shares a border with Russia.
In the southeastern city of Mariupol, a gang of 300 attacked a Ukrainian military base Thursday, leading to gunfire between the two sides. In Donetsk, the self-declared chairman of the people’s council said he wants a referendum by May 11 to ask residents if they wanted sovereignty.
And in Slaviansk, pro-Russian militants are firmly in control.
Amid it all, the U.S. is talking fresh sanctions, which will certainly not make the mood in Russia more conciliatory.