Transcript for Pressure Mounts as Russian Troops Take Control of Crimea
latest on the crisis in Ukraine. Russian troops are settling in after taking control of crimea over the weekend. It's become the most serious confrontation with Russia since the cold war. Financial markets dropping all over the world. Terry Moran is on the ground in Ukraine right now. Good morning, terry. Reporter: Good morning, George. Russian forces are in complete control of this part of the Ukraine, the crimean peninsula. Russian forces in the thousands seizing territories. The Russian Navy pouring in more forces. And Ukraine's outguns, outnumbered troops imprisoned on their own bases. The qubig question now, with Vladimir Putin get away with it. There will be a tough response from the U.S. And allies. Russia may be able to invade crimea. But in the end, Russia will isolate itself. Reporter: Already, the markets are punishing Putin with the ruble, Russia's currency plunging to all-time lows. But the deed is done. Here in crimea, most people have rejected the prevolution last week. It's calm on the surface. A woman holding a Ukrainian flag, we saw the fierce passions just below the surface. Civil war is now a real possibility here. Diplomacy with the rush glance control here is where the action is. President Obama struggling to come up with some kind of approach that is creative enough to defuse the tensions and strong enough to get Russia to back down. Right now, Vladimir Putin is getting what he wants. Thank you, terry. Time to switch gears back to the big night here in Hollywood.
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