Tension Heats Up Between the US and Russia Over the Ukraine

Pentagon calling close encounters between a Russian fighter jet with an American destroyer "provocative."
1:57 | 04/14/14

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Now overseas there is a tinder box in Ukraine and two giant world powers are staring at each other across the divide. The Russian president sent a taunt, a Russian fighter jet. Putin and Obama had a phone call. Whatas in it? Alex Marquardt has the latest. Reporter: This American destroyer bussed repeatedly by a Russian fighter jet in the black sea. The Pentagon calling it unprofessional. The message is we see you and we don't like you in our backyard and prefer that you live. Reporter: John Brennan was secretly in Ukraine. America and Russia squaring off over Ukraine. President Putin denied it over a call with president Obama tonight urging force against protesters. First Russia took crimea. Now unrest is sweeping the eastern part of the country and U.S. Is accusing rush a of orchestrating. We are obviously very concerned about Russian actions in Ukraine, attempts to stabilize Ukraine. Reporter: Mobs are seizing control of government buildings which we have seen as they prepare for a crackdown. Ukraine says it's coming. There are piles of broken bricks, poles bats, batons. Here a row of molotov cocktails ready to go. The watches to light them so they can throw them down on to anyone trying to storm the building below. The fear tonight is blood shed will add fuel to the fire and Russia may use it as an excuse to invade. Taking this standoff with the U.S. To a new and dangerous level. Alex Marquardt ABC news in eastern Ukraine. Today a journey lymph award

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