Russian aircraft, troop moves in Crimea prompt blunt warning from Obama: 'There will be costs'

  • by: DALTON BENNETT , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Armed men described as Russian troops took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin's iron hand in Ukraine. President Barack Obama bluntly warned Moscow "there will be costs" if it intervenes militarily.

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