Tensions escalate in Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine

There is concern about a military intervention in the Crimean Peninsula. Overnight, men in black military uniforms with no insignia arrived at the Simferopol and Sevastopol airports. They are standing guard but are not affecting airport operations. On Thursday in Simferopol, armed men seized the regional parliament and government headquarters and raised the Russian flag.

Some countries have advised citizens against, all but necessary, travel to Ukraine at this time.