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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks on his decision to move Russian troops into Ukraine noted; photo shown of Secretary of State John Kerry honoring fallen protestors in Kiev.

(Simferopol, Ukraine: Elizabeth Palmer) The crisis in Crimea updated; scenes shown of Russian soldiers firing on Ukrainian forces, Ukrainian troops barricaded in their bases and ships, a civilian protest and a pro-Russia demonstration in Simferopol. Putin’s stand on moving into western Crimea discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Russia’s test firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile examined; map shown of the launch site at Kapustin Yar and the impact site at Sary Shagan in Kazakhstan.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s remarks about Putin’s assertion that his invasion is legal noted. [OBAMA – says there is a strong belief that Russia is violating international law.]

(Paris: Margaret Brennan) Kerry’s trip to Ukraine to show solidarity with the new, anti-Russia government reviewed; scenes shown from the Shrine of the Fallen near Independence Square in Kiev, the crowd chanting “thank you”; details given about his promise of US assistance. [KERRY – criticizes Putin’s invasion.] The administration’s options discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(New York: Anthony Mason) The lack of support from Europe for economic sanctions against Russia examined; gas pipeline map shown. [Eurasia Group analyst Willis SPARKS††- notes Europeans don’t want a confrontation because they draw natural gas from Russia.] Ukraine’s debt to Russia discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Martin, David;
Brennan, Margaret;
Mason, Anthony

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