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CNN Says Russia Laying Landmines In Ukraine

G7 leaders say Russia has violated Ukrainian sovereignty, calling Russian presence in Crimea an "illegal occupation."
Posted at 10:13 AM, Mar 13, 2014

Evidence Russia might be laying landmines in Ukraine. CNN reports despite Russian denials of a military presence in the Crimea region...

"Well here is your proof. Russian troops have dug in."

"Signs that indicate there are landmines in the area. A local resident says they aren't just signs, this is a mine field."

That resident told CNN his neighbor's dog was blown up when it wandered into the mine field. CNN reports Ukrainian solders say they are ready to defend Crimea if necessary.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says it is "deeply concerned," and is calling for Russia to address the allegations.

The West continues to stand by Ukraine, with U.S. President Barack Obama promising consequences if Russia doesn't stop. (Via The New York Times)

 

"The international community, the European Union and others will be forced to apply a cost to Russia's violations of international law." 

Leaders of the G7 say Russia has violated Ukrainian sovereignty — calling Russian presence in Crimea an "illegal occupation." (Via BBC)