Tensions Rise Between Ukraine And Russia In Crimea

Pro-Russian demonstrators rally near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol with a Russian flag raised above them on February 27, 2014.  (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

As Ukraine’s parliament takes steps to form a new government, pro-Russian protesters occupied government buildings in Crimea today.

There are also reports that Moscow is sheltering Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the country last week after deadly protests.

The BBC’s Bridget Kendal joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti from Moscow with the latest.


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