Tension rises between Russia and Ukraine

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Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Russia is making some new demands in Ukraine. According to Ukrainian officials, Russian forces who are controlling the strategic region of Crimea are demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships surrender.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry says four Russian navy ships were blocking a Ukrainian anti-submarine ship and a command ship. A spokesman says the Russians ordered the crew to surrender or face Russians storming and seizing the ships and crew.

Penny and Phil discussed the ever-developing situation in Ukraine with Josh Lockman, a USC Gould School of International Law lecturer and U.S. foreign policy expert on the crisis and political upheaval in Ukraine:

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