The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has accused Russia of invading mainland Ukraine. This is the first reported presence of Russian troops beyond the Crimean peninsula. As many as 50,000 Russian protestors marched through Moscow to rally against Russian action and intervention in Ukraine. Russian authorities suggested that only 3,000 participated.
The former is really bad, but the latter is very hopeful. It seems pretty risky to protest in Russia at the moment, so for 50,000 people to do protest? That’s impressive.