Euromaidan succeeded. But now it looks Crimea might become a flashpoint. C/p from another forum by me: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/28/russia-crimea-white-house Armed, uniformed men who seized transportation and government centers in Crimea? There are also reports of military cargo planes flying in and columns of armored vehicles moving in. If this is Russia's doing, it's an act of war against an independent, sovereign state. Which is bad. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/28/world/europe/ukraine-politics/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 More pictures. That rifle is the AK-74, M variant used by Russian Armed Forces. The camouflage pattern is that of the Russian Ratnik next-generation combat gear. The body armor and webbing also appear to be Russian (see here and here for reference). I'm scared. Even more shots. EDIT: There are about twenty of them. I've went through the photographs and there is a number of discrepancies. There are different types of combat webbing worn by the soldiers, ranging from plain beige, through black, to ones with U.S. Woodland camo. Different people wear different types of boots, something I wouldn't expect from an army with standardized equipment. One photograph shows a soldier without a rifle. I'm puzzled. It's possible that they may be an advance Russian force or a Crimean militia using Russian equipment mixed with purchased gear. Can anyone help? There are plenty of photographs in the Getty site, showing several men in detail.