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Obama aide: 'Possible' Russia could enter Ukraine

ONE OF THE LAST HOLDOUTS OF THE UKRAINIAN MILITARY IN CRIMEA WAS TAKEN BY RUSSIAN FORCES TODAY (SATURDAY).  (-- VO --)  A LARGE BASE AROUND 30-MILES WEST OF SIMFEROPOL WAS FIRST OVERRUN BY CIVILIANS AND THEN OCCUPIED BY RUSSIAN TROOPS.  RUSSIAN FORCES WERE IN CONTROL BY THE TIME JOURNALISTS ARRIVED THIS AFTERNOON.  A RUSSIAN ARMORED VEHICLE WAS PARKED JUST INSIDE THE MAIN GATE, MOVING TO GIVE ACCESS TO OTHER VEHICLES.  THE RUSSIAN NAVY FLAG FLEW ABOVE THE GUARD POST.  THE BASE IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE AN AIRFIELD OF THE UKRAINIAN NAVY. (NBC News)
ONE OF THE LAST HOLDOUTS OF THE UKRAINIAN MILITARY IN CRIMEA WAS TAKEN BY RUSSIAN FORCES TODAY (SATURDAY). (-- VO --) A LARGE BASE AROUND 30-MILES WEST OF SIMFEROPOL WAS FIRST OVERRUN BY CIVILIANS AND THEN OCCUPIED BY RUSSIAN TROOPS. RUSSIAN FORCES WERE IN CONTROL BY THE TIME JOURNALISTS ARRIVED THIS AFTERNOON. A RUSSIAN ARMORED VEHICLE WAS PARKED JUST INSIDE THE MAIN GATE, MOVING TO GIVE ACCESS TO OTHER VEHICLES. THE RUSSIAN NAVY FLAG FLEW ABOVE THE GUARD POST. THE BASE IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE AN AIRFIELD OF THE UKRAINIAN NAVY. (NBC News)
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Updated: 3/23 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top White House aide says it's possible that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine, and even U.S. military assistance would be unlikely to prevent it.

Deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken says Russia seems to be trying to intimidate Ukrainians by massing thousands of troops along the border.

But Blinken also tells CNN's "State of the Union" that "it's possible they are preparing to move in."

He says the U.S. is looking at providing military assistance to Ukraine. But he also says "it's very unlikely to change Russia's calculus and prevent an invasion."

Russia's defense chief has told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Russia had no intention of crossing into Ukrainian territory.

Blinken says economic penalties are working to isolate Russia.

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