Russia officially denies masked military troops are acting in Crimea are Russian soldiers. That is a lie.
Mashable has compiled proof by 21 journalists that this is a boldfaced lie and has been from the beginning, here.
On March 3rd, shortly after this first began, even I saw the license plates on the Russian military trucks and noted the Russian plates, here.
The credibility of President Putin and all Russian news sources is crumbling. Unfortunately their word has hardly ever been credible…