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Among other developments: Ukraine’s border guard service says two Russian navy ships have blocked off both ends of a strait that separates Russia and the Crimea region. Ukrainian border guards say Russian armored vehicles were spotted on the Russian side of the Kerch Strait, but the Russian military has not confirmed the sightings, Reuters reports. Turkey’s Air Force revealed Tuesday that it scrambled eight F-16 fighter jets a day earlier after a Russian surveillance plane flew parallel along its Black Sea coast, according to Reuters. A statement posted on the website of Turkey’s military General Staff said the Russian plane remained in international airspace. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev Tuesday to show of support for the country’s new leaders. He paid respects to the dozens of protesters who were killed during anti-government demonstrations that led to President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster. The White House has announced a $1 billion package of energy aid, training for financial and election institutions, and anti-corruption efforts for Ukraine.