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Ukraine / Crisis #1100751

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 03, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Simferopol, Ukraine: Elizabeth Palmer) The crisis in Ukraine with Russian troops in Crimea reviewed; scenes shown of a demonstration outside an air base by Ukrainian soldiers’ wives, Russian warships and submarines at Sebastopol, and a pro-Russian demonstration; details given about the ultimatum from Russia. [Ukrainian 2nd Lt. IVAN‡- says the Russians want territory.] Fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin will expand the invasion discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Crimea’s history and why this situation is a superpower struggle reviewed; map shown of Ukraine between Russia and NATO members in Europe.

(Kiev: Charlie D’Agata) Ukraine’s call for all men of fighting age to be ready to take up arms if Russia makes another land grab featured; scenes shown from Kiev's Independence Square of the funeral for a protest leader; details given about acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk††’s warning that his government would never accept Russia’s takeover of Crimea. [Demonstrator Sergei MAGDANIK‡- says it is our oath to fight the Russians.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Putin shown watching Russian military exercises near St. Petersburg; President Obama’s remarks on Putin quoted.

(White House: Major Garrett) Obama’s response to the conflict featured; details given about the possibility of economic sanctions against Russia and about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s position. [OBAMA – says this would be a costly proposition for Russia.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley, Mike Morrell) Putin’s move into Crimea and Obama’s limited options discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The impact of the crisis in Ukraine on the world’s financial markets noted; stock market standings and oil & gold prices cited.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
D’Agata, Charlie;
Garrett, Major;
Mike, Scott Pelley,
Duration:
00:09:50

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