Russian forces seize Crimea; Ukraine’s interim president decries ‘aggression’

By Kathy Lally, William Booth, Will Englund, March 2, 2014

MOSCOW — Russian troops took control of vital installations across the Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, and Russian President Vladimir Putin secured authorization to send in more as the Kremlin set the stage for a high-stakes international showdown over the future of Ukraine.

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