EU slaps initial sanctions on Russia

Pro-Russian militants
Pro-Russian militants station themselves behind a row of shields near a local government building also guarded by heavily-armed troops on March 2, 2014, in Simferopol, the capitol of the Crimea region of Ukraine. The new government of Ukraine has appealed to the United Nations Security Council for help against growing Russian intervention in Crimea, where thousands of Russian troops reportedly arrived in recent days at Russian military bases there and also occupy key government and other installations.