(WXYZ) - 7 Action News was able to speak with a man who is inside Ukraine right now, seeing the conflict up close.
Taras Nykoriak is visiting relatives in Ukraine, and is witnessing the violence in Kiev first hand.
Nykoriak says he has witnessed Russian troops confront Ukrainian forces, and even attempt to take over military bases. He says Ukrainian troops are holding their ground.
Also, near Kiev where Nykoriak is visiting his own family, he says American citizens are being warned about dangers. He also said that many reports being issued by Russian media are not accurate.