deadlyThis is a significant development. Russia has vowed a response to the targeting of its territory and civilians. “Moscow is considering ‘surgical retaliatory strikes’ on the Ukrainian territory after the standoff has led to first civilian victims among Russians on Russia’s territory, a Kremlin source told Kommersant Monday,” RIA Novosti reports today. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced Sunday it has protested the shelling and called it a provocation that might have irreversible consequences. Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said earlier that Russia promises “harsh demarches” against Ukrainian authorities over the incident. More