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It looks like Putin is going all-in.  Live updates on at the Guardian:

Kiev claims it repelled Russian troops in south Ukraine - live updates
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The defence ministry says soldiers repelled a Russian attempt to infiltrate its territory beyond Crimea.
http://www.theguardian.com/...

It looks like this shit is getting real.  :(

8:18 AM PT: A Ukrainian news agency has more on one of the incidents:

http://un.ua/...

A local township council in Strilkove, Kherson is claiming Russian troops landed by helicopter.

9:08 AM PT: Luckily, it seems like this was "just" an attempt by the Russian military to expand their space around Crimea somewhat/probe Ukraine's defenses.  It seems that a Russian unit was already probing into Kherson just a few days ago:

http://www.focus-fen.net/...

Putin is playing with fire here.  Any of these moves could cause a shooting incident and things could quickly spin out of control.  But, who knows, maybe that is what he wants.

9:19 AM PT: It seems some Ukrainians managed to film the helicopters that brought in the Russian troops.  They are accompanied by Russia's version of the Apache helicopter gunship.

https://www.youtube.com/...

There are now conflicting reports as to whether the Russian troops left or stayed.

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