Russia in Ukraine
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Russia in Ukraine
The Noose Tightens

The Russians have gone far in consolidating their hold on Crimea today, as is apparent in our updated map. Checkpoints were reported established at Armyansk and Chonhar, the two main border crossings in to Crimea. And the ferry terminal at Kerch, which is only a few kilometers away from the Russian mainland and an ideal crossing point for reinforcements, was seized by Russian troops.

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