Ukraine Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh resigned Tuesday as thousands of Ukrainian soldiers withdrew from the Crimean Peninsula, leaving Russian forces in total control.
President Barack Obama downplayed Russian President Vladimir Putin's power grab, saying Russia is merely a regional power and Putin is acting from weakness.
Nevertheless, Obama said Russia's actions demand a response from international allied powers.
The U.S. Senate is set to approve sanctions against Russia and an aid package for Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's aggressive actions may have greater implications than security in Europe.
Many analysts believe Putin has global ambitions that point to Russia's role in biblical prophecy.
Author and Mideast expert Joel Rosenberg has written several best-selling books about Russia, Israel, and the end times.
CBN Senior Reporter George Thomas spoke with Rosenberg on the CBN News Today, March 26, about these latest developments and how they line up with biblical prophecy.