Russian parliament approves military force in Ukraine

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KHARKIV, UKRAINE – What do you do when things go from bad to worse? In this case, you use more force. The Russian upper house has approve the use of military force in Ukraine. The vote was unanimous and came after a request from Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking for approval to send troops to try and stabilize the situation.

Ukraine’s government isn’t so thrilled. The country’s acting president says he sees Russia’s actions as direct aggression toward Ukraine. Even President Obama sent a warning urging Russia to pull back or face the consequences.

Others see Russia’s involvement as a good thing. But no matter what side of the issue you’re on, it unfortunately seems like things are only going to get worse before they can get any better.