Comments for: Putin gets parliament’s OK to invade Ukraine as troops seize Crimea

Posted March 01, 2014, at 3:10 p.m.

MOSCOW/KIEV — Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament’s approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where his troops have apparently already seized the Crimea peninsula, spurning Western pleas for restraint. Talk of confrontation or outright war spread rapidly across Ukraine, with pro-Moscow demonstrators raising the Russian flag above …

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