Tensions Remain High In Crimea

Unarmed Ukrainian troops gather outside their garrison before marching to confront soldiers under Russian command occupying the nearby Belbek airbase in Crimea on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

There have been standoffs between Russian and Ukranian troops outside the bases that the Russians have been occupying since the weekend.

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kiev today promising financial aid to the new Ukranian government and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time since he sent the troops into Crimea.

NPR’s Peter Kenyon joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Simferopol, Crimea, with the latest.


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