Homeland Security To Cut NYPD Bomb Detection Funding After Obama Says NYC Nuclear Blast Bigger Concern Than Russia
Less than 24 hours after President Obama said he’s more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in NYC than Russia’s recent actions, Homeland Security officials announced plans to cut the NYPD’s bomb detection funding by 50 percent.
Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said.
President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.
The U.S. rejected the Crimea secession referendum Sunday as illegal and readied retaliatory penalties against Russia.
Dozens of Ukrainians sang their national anthem with the United Nations as a backdrop shortly after Russia vetoed a resolution that declared Sunday’s referendum on the future of Crimea illegal.
President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations is “gravely concerned” following the Russian takeover of a part of Ukraine.