Video that purportedly shows Russian helicopters over Ukrainian territory. There are reports of gunmen surrounding major airports. The Ukrainian government is describing the situation as an armed invasion. Today President Obama addressed the situation saying:
'Just days after the world came to Russia for the Olympic Games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. And indeed, the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."
Anderson discussed all of this with Ian Lee in Kiev, Diana Magnay in Crimea and Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto in Washington.
President Obama said there would be “costs” to a Russian military invasion of Ukraine. What options does the U.S. have in this situation? Anderson asked CNN Military Analyst Major General James "Spider" Marks and CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend.
President Obama is warning there will be “costs” for any military invasion of Ukraine. The country was once part of the Soviet Union. Its pivotal location between Russia and the rest of Europe is a big part of the story. New Yorker Editor David Remnick tells Anderson that "Putin is playing with fire."
Tom Foreman breaks down why Ukraine is important both politically and geographically.
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You may be familiar with the Hieronymus Bosch painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights." But you may have missed a small detail, a piece of music hidden in the painting. The young woman who found the tune hidden on a "dude's butt" plays it on the RidicuList.
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