Tensions Rise in Crimea

APTOPIX Ukraine

Crimean Premier Sergei Aksyonov, right, attends the swearing in ceremony for the first unit of a pro-Russian armed force, dubbed the “military forces of the autonomous republic of Crimea” in Simferopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Some 30 men armed with automatic weapons and another 20 or so unarmed, were sworn in at a park in front of an eternal flame to those killed in World War II.