TODAY  “Encouraged by Russia,” New NFL Rules

Third Front: Ukraine is re-instituting the military draft to bulk up its army and President Obama says the US will ratchet the pressure to get Russia to back away from eastern Ukraine. President Obama said, “The violence is encouraged by Russia.  The separatists are trained by Russia.  They are armed by Russia.  They are funded by Russia.” 

YESTERDAY  Third Front, Second American

Third Front: The Ukraine government and Western military officials say Russia has opened a third front with a “stealth” invasion in the area of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov. Armor, artillery, and infantry that crossed the border from Russia appear to have the Ukrainian defenders reeling in disarray. Jen

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Obama said the US will not join the fight, but that leaves the Ukraine army taking the heat. Some Ukrainian units are encircled. Pro-Russians backed by the Russian army have taken the port city of Novoazovsk and Ukrainian soldiers have fallen back to protect Mariupol, also on the Sea of...

One of the main rebel leaders said they have had the help of 4,000 Russians, some of them on leave from the Russian army. But it seems clear the Russian army is in deep. NATO also released satellite photos of Russian artillery arrayed in firing position inside Ukraine.

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It's Been Said

"The violence is encouraged by Russia.  The separatists are trained by Russia.  They are armed by Russia.  They are funded by Russia.  Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

-President Obama speaking on the Ukraine crisis.