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As Crimea Crisis Worsens, World Tensely Watches
A pro-Russian soldier stands by a billboard with a map of Crimea and bearing the words "Autonomous Republic of Crimea" in the port of Kerch, Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP)

A pro-Russian soldier stands by a billboard with a map of Crimea and bearing the words “Autonomous Republic of Crimea” in the port of Kerch, Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP)

The growing international crisis in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula gets more complicated every hour, but there are a few things we do now at this evening hour on America’s East Coast.

Our Monday hour tackled the crisis on the ground, with reports from New York and Simferopol, the Crimean capital city. Our top of the hour debrief focused on some of the more important questions floating around the On Point news room today, and perhaps in your own office or dinner table conversations while headlines change on an hourly basis.

Foreign Policy Magazine’s senior reporter Colum Lynch laid out the basic diplomatic angles at play, telling guest host Bob Oakes that “the Ukrainian government isn’t really in a position to withstand a Russian military challenge.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to visit Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, on Tuesday to show solidarity with the interim government there.

And Christian Science Monitor correspondent Sabra Ayres joined us from Simferopol, Ukraine, with a very important note on the so-called “information war” that Russia is conducting as its troops pour in to Crimea. “The troops are already here,” Ayres said. “But not in the massive amounts that everyone fears.”

How do you read the ongoing crisis in Ukraine? The international community’s response? What’s the best way forward here? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

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