Wednesday, February 26
(Undated) -- Russia is putting its military on high alert following the ouster of Ukraine's Moscow-friendly president. Russian President Vladimir Putin took his saber-rattling to a new level today, ordering military drills. Russia is at the center of Ukraine's turmoil, which started when former president Viktor Yanukovich scrapped an economic deal with the European Union to strengthen ties with Russia. Interference from Russia is sure to create blowback from the United States and the EU, both of which have close political and economic ties to Ukraine.