Russian parliament OKs Putin's request to use military force in Ukraine
KYIV, Russia -- Russian parliament has granted President Vladimir Putin permission to use the country's military in Ukraine.
Saturday's unanimous vote formalized what Ukrainian officials described as an ongoing deployment of Russian troops in the strategic region of Crimea. It also raised the possibility that Moscow could send its military elsewhere in Ukraine.
Putin's call came as pro-Russian demonstrations broke out in Ukraine's Russian-speaking east, where protesters raised Russian flags and beat up supporters of the new Ukrainian government.
Obama in response has threatened to boycott the G8 summit in Sochi, and to possibly try to have Russia removed from the G8. Somehow I don't think such a threat will keep Putin up late at night with worry.
history has shown that countries raw materials and steel industries have experienced a boom in war times. In a odd way it could be the best thing for MTL as Putin would need Mechel to ramp up production and they would also guarantees Mechels debts.