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Ukraine's military scrambled aircraft and paratroops to confront 120 Russian troops and six Russian helicopters landing near the Ukraine border.
Pavel Polityuk and Ron Popeski, Reuters /
March 15, 2014
(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Ukraine's military scrambled aircraft and paratroops to confront Russian troops landing on a remote spit of land between Crimea and the mainland, defense officials said and the foreign ministry demanded their immediate withdrawal.