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I know I haven't posted a ton recently, I had a bunch of tough midterms. A lot has happened, so I hope you all have stayed informed. As of today, Russ­ian forces pushed to com­plete their ex­pul­sion of the Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary from the dis­put­ed Cri­mean Pen­in­sula, smash­ing through the gates of a base here with ar­mored ve­hi­cles, fir­ing weapons in­to the air and de­mand­ing that the cor­nered Ukrain­ian sol­diers sur­ren­der. By evening, Russ­ian forces were fully in con­trol as ne­go­ti­a­tions over the terms of with­drawal ap­peared to be con­tinu­ing. The base here, ad­ja­cent to the Se­vas­to­pol air­port, was one of the last Ukrain­ian strong­holds, and the as­sault on Sat­ur­day was a larg­er and more dra­matic mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion than at oth­er in­stal­la­tions where Ukrain­ian forces have ca­pit­u­lat­ed stead­ily in re­cent days as Rus­sia de­clared its for­mal an­nex­ation of the re­gion.
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Thanks @onesmile, one some level its shocking but russia already did this with georgia, so not so different!
thanks @dillonk I think I did really well
@curtis Yay! Congrats :)
@curtis this is true; it seems to be becoming an expectation rather than shocking news
@curtis @onesmile What happened in Georgia? I'm not familiar with what happened between them and Russia