Crisis in Ukraine: How It Gathered, Where It's Headed

By Brent Murray and Andrew Langley/QuickTake - 2014-03-06T00:10:04Z

Photograph by Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times via Redux

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A 'Last Resort'

March 4, 2014

Putin says the crisis resulted from an "unconstitutional coup" and threatens military force as "a last resort." At left, Ukrainian troops at the military airport in the Crimean village of Belbek, during Ukrainian talks with Russian forces.