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Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Chronicle of March 14-20

What happens in the Crimea, Nikolaev, Kherson, Odessa, Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk



Российские военные блокируют украинские воинские части в Крыму (фото - ЕРА)

On February 26, several thousand Crimeans at the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. The action of Russian nationalists took place nearby, they demanded the annexation of the Crimea to Russia. There were clashes between opponents.

On February 27, unknown armed people seized the buildings of the Council of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC. A session of the parliament of the autonomy was held under their protection, at which the Crimean government, headed by Anatoly Mogilyov, was dismissed. The pro-Russian deputies appointed the leader of the Russian Unity Party, Sergei Aksenov, as the new head of the Council of Ministers. Unrecognized by the new authorities of Ukraine, the prime minister urged Russian President Putin to "ensure peace and tranquility" in the Crimea. At the entrance to the peninsula appeared checkpoints, guarded by people with weapons. The unauthorized movement of representatives of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was noted on the peninsula.

March 1, pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" to use the Russian military this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

On February 26, several thousand Crimeans at the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. The action of Russian nationalists took place nearby, they demanded the annexation of the Crimea to Russia. There were clashes between opponents.

On February 27, unknown armed people seized the buildings of the Council of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC. A session of the parliament of the autonomy was held under their protection, at which the Crimean government, headed by Anatoly Mogilyov, was dismissed. The pro-Russian deputies appointed the leader of the Russian Unity Party, Sergei Aksenov, as the new head of the Council of Ministers. Unrecognized by the new authorities of Ukraine, the prime minister urged Russian President Putin to "ensure peace and tranquility" in the Crimea. At the entrance to the peninsula appeared checkpoints, guarded by people with weapons. The unauthorized movement of representatives of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was noted on the peninsula.

March 1, pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" to use the Russian military this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

20TH OF MARCH

23:50 The crimes that are incriminated to Kharkiv city head Gennady Kernes are connected with the activities of organizations such as "Stronghold", said and. about. Prosecutor General of Ukraine Oleg Makhnitsky.

22:54. About 60 Russian servicemen, accompanied by the Crimean "self-defense", attacked and captured the Ukrainian corvette Khmelnitsky in Sevastopol.

22:38 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a telephone conversation with Pentagon chief Chuck Heigl, said that Russia does not intend to invade the eastern regions of Ukraine.

21:22. Ukraine will be ready to sign the economic part of the association agreement with the EU after the presidential elections in Ukraine, but in fact Kiev is already beginning the process of economic changes. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

20:31. US President Barack Obama called on Congress to immediately pass laws that would help stabilize the Ukrainian economy, since assurances of support are not enough.

20:06. Today, the self-proclaimed Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, received a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation .

19:58. The deputy chairman of the illegitimate Rada of Crimea, Grigory Ioffe, announced his intention to close the media, which receive grants from other countries.

19:46. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned Russia that Ukraine will respond harshly to Russia's attempt to seize the eastern regions by force and will defend itself.

18:58. Russian invaders in the Crimea captured the corvette Ternopil. Ship's michman Alexei Kirilov confirmed the seizure of the vessel by armed men.

18:35. The chairman of the Odessa organization of the Russian Bloc, Valeriy Kaurov, has been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine.

17:50 The United States of America expanded the list of sanctions against Russian officials and politicians in connection with the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea.

17:40. Police detained 13 participants blocking a military unit in Mariupol on Gagarin Street.

5:30 p.m. In the Crimea, 4,000 AIDS patients may lose access to treatment.

4:45 pm Wendy Sherman, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, said that the United States supports the creation of a demilitarized zone in Crimea.

16:40. SBU detained the Russian spy.

16:35. The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, considers the annexation of Crimea to Russia as a fait accompli that even tough EU economic sanctions against the Russian Federation will not help to cancel.

3:40 pm Last year, the State Border Service warned the former leadership of Ukraine about an increase in the military contingent of the Russian Federation in Crimea, but no measures were taken by the leadership.

15:35. The State Duma adopted today a federal constitutional law on the entry of Crimea into the Russian Federation and the formation in the country of new subjects - the Republic of Crimea and the city of federal importance Sevastopol

14:38. The Ministry of Defense is engaged in the evacuation of the Ukrainian military from the Crimea.

2:30 pm The American edition of the Washington Post called the US sanctions a “pinprick”, and the Los Angeles Times described them as “trifling.” Both the liberal Washington Post and the conservative Wall Street Journal unanimously noted that Russia's financial and currency markets did not accidentally react to Obama’s sanctions with a jubilant take-off of quotations.

2:10 pm The State Border Service of Ukraine reports that the Russian side temporarily suspends the passage of residents of border regions at checkpoints in Kharkiv, Sumy and Lugansk regions bordering the Belgorod and Voronezh regions of the Russian Federation.

13:10. "Hetman Sagaydachny" forced the ships of the Russian Federation to leave the waters of Ukraine

12:40 As of March 20, over 24 million 357 thousand hryvnias from legal entities and individuals were received by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine as part of the action "Support the Ukrainian Army" as assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

12:10 And about. Mayor of Kherson, Vladimir Mykolaenko, said that the local deputies from the Party of Regions are preparing the Crimean scenario for Kherson and are going to hold a referendum on joining Russia.

11:50 Russian servicemen seized the television and radio company of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine "Breeze" in Sevastopol.

11:40. EU leaders will be ready if necessary to go to the next stage of sanctions against Russia, which includes the adoption of economic measures, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

11:25 Verkhovna Rada adopted a declaration on the struggle for the liberation of Ukraine.

10:30 Ukrainian officers arrived at the checkpoint of the automobile battalion in Bakhchisarai, which was captured yesterday by the Russian military.

10:03. Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine detained one of the leaders of the public organization Donetsk Republic, Andrei Purgin.

10:00 The UN Secretary General arrived in Moscow to discuss the Crimea and Ukraine.

09:50 Kuchma and Kravchuk asked the Acting President Alexander Turchinov withdraw Ukrainian troops from the Crimea.

09:00 The legal process for the implementation of agreements on the entry of the Crimea and Sevastopol into Russia will be completed this week - Lavrov.

08:50 In Sevastopol, is preparing to storm the command of the tactical group "Crimea" Air Force Armed Forces of Ukraine.

08:10 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, speaking with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday, March 19, discussed the situation after the illegal referendum in Crimea, and both stated that this is “another example of the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination by free will”.

08:00 Ukrainian hostages, social activists and military, are released in Crimea.
07:50 On March 19, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine detained three people who are suspected of creating subversive groups in the territory of the Luhansk region, in particular, the leader of the group and the former police colonel.

07:40. On the initiative of the Ukrainian side, a telephone conversation took place between the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergei Shoigu, and the Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Igor Tenyukh.

07:30 Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov submitted to Parliament a draft declaration on the struggle for the liberation of Ukraine.

07:20 The United States of America believes that it is the Russian troops who occupy the Crimea who are directly responsible for all the losses that their forces inflict on the Ukrainian military in the Crimea.

02:10. The annexation of the Crimea is only "part of Russia's global strategy," which can invade the eastern regions of Ukraine - NATO Secretary General.

01:40. In the Crimea, near Sevastopol, at a military airfield "Belbek", Ukrainian soldiers stopped an attempt by unidentified persons to enter the territory of the unit.

01:20 The United States does not intend to carry out military intervention in the crisis in Ukraine.

00:13 The Ukrainian Automobile Battalion in Bakhchisarai captured the military of the Russian Federation. This was announced by the Chief of Staff of the unit Sergey Gunder.

00:09. Ukraine will appeal to the states-guarantors of our sovereignty and territorial integrity with a request to conduct joint military exercises.

MARCH 19

23:00 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu "appealed to the leadership of the Republic of Crimea with the request to release Rear Admiral Sergei Haiduk, detained during the day by the commander of the Ukrainian Navy, and not hinder his departure to the territory of Ukraine."

22:46. The German government suspends military cooperation between the defense concern Rheinmetall AG and the Russian army due to the crisis in Ukraine.

21:30 In Sevastopol, in the captured today by representatives of the "people's self-defense" and the Russian military headquarters of the command of the Ukrainian Navy a number of office premises were robbed, the main administrative buildings were taken under control by the Russian military, while at the same time there are representatives of the command of the Ukrainian fleet, chiefs of the main directorates, departments and services of the headquarters .

20:12 The Armed Forces of Ukraine are instructed to go on full alert.

20:00 The Cabinet must prepare the conditions for the redeployment of military units and units of the Ukrainian troops from the occupied territory of the Crimea to the mainland. This was announced at the briefing by the secretary of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine Andrei Paruby.

19:42 At a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, it was decided to appeal to the Security Council and the UN General Assembly with a request to declare Crimea a demilitarized zone.

19:26. Ukraine introduces a visa regime with Russia. This was announced at a press conference by the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andrei Paruby.

18:50 The Federal Migration Service of Russia began issuing the first Russian passports in the Crimea.

18:45 Up to 20 warships and supply vessels for the Ukrainian Navy can enter the combat strength of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

18:32. Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov gave the self-proclaimed authorities of the Crimea three hours to free all hostages and stop provocations on the territory of the peninsula.

5:30 p.m. The Kiev Shevchenko Court chose a measure of restraint for one of the organizers of the pro-Russian rallies in Odessa, the coordinator of the People’s Alternative to Anton Davidchenko organization - detention for two months.

16:40. The Russian military in Evpatoria expelled from the military unit the personnel of the Measurement Base of the southern region of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (military metrologists).

16:20 The number of border guards on the border of the Kharkiv region and Russia increased by 3 times.

16:15. The Cabinet approved a plan for preparing for the possible evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from the Crimea.

3:30 p.m. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned about Russia's subsequent aggression against other countries that have common borders with it.

14:50 In the last 24 hours, in the northern part of the Crimea, in the immediate vicinity of the Perekopsky isthmus, there is a concentration of Russian sabotage and reconnaissance groups (DRG).

14:41. Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, Rear Admiral Sergei Haiduk, was temporarily detained by the prosecutor's office of Sevastopol, which reports to the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities.

14:40. First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema and Acting Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh was not allowed to enter Crimea.

14:22. International human rights monitors should immediately get unlimited access to the Crimea.

14:04. The Russian Foreign Ministry blames the US and the EU for violating the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.

13:20 The commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, Rear Admiral Sergei Haiduk, was removed from the headquarters of the Navy in Sevastopol by a group of unidentified persons, he was kidnapped.

12:25 Ukrainian servicemen are legally in the Crimea and will not leave the territory until the decision of the country's leadership, the Ministry of Defense.

11:48. The agreement on the admission of Crimea to the Russian Federation complies with the Constitution of Russia - such an opinion was issued by the RF Constitutional Court.

11:45. The self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, called on the Russian authorities to combine efforts to protect the population of the south-east of Ukraine.

11:30 The issue of Crimea should be “resolved within the framework of the law, order and political methods,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei.

11:20. In the Crimea, on the territory of the Ukrainian military airfield not far from the Kirovskoye village, the military of the Russian Federation deployed four Osa anti-aircraft missile launchers.

10:10. South Korea does not recognize the results of the Crimean referendum.

10:50 Elections to the state authorities of the Republic of Crimea and to the state authorities of the city of federal significance Sevastopol are held on the second Sunday of September 2015.

10:42. The servicemen of the 36th Ukrainian coastal defense brigade in Perevalnoye (near Simferopol) cease resistance to the forces of the so-called self-defense of the Crimea and the Russian military.

10:20 NATO does not recognize the annexation of the Crimea and believes that Russia continues the dangerous path to international isolation.

09:32. "Self-defense" of the Crimea about 30 minutes ago began the assault on the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy.

09:28 The Australian government introduces financial sanctions and a ban on entry to the country for persons playing a key role in determining Russian policies that threaten the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine .

09:20 The United States is ready to impose additional sanctions against Russia in connection with the annexation of the Crimea. They will affect Russian oligarchs from Vladimir Putin’s entourage.

09:09 In Crimea, more than 130 tourist sites are nationalized. This was reported in the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT), referring to the words of the illegitimate Minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea Elena Yurchenko .

08:03 In Crimea, the priests of the Moscow Patriarchate began to inventory the property that belongs to representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate.

07:42. Young Crimeans of draft age will be serving in the Russian army starting this spring, the self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, said.

3:00 AM NATO supports the sovereignty of Ukraine and its borders, but does not intend to send troops to protect Ukraine, even at the request of the Ukrainian authorities.

01:04. The question of military actions in the east of Ukraine is not on the agenda of Russia. This was stated by the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov.

MARCH 18

23:46. Law enforcement agencies of Ukraine are currently investigating 133 criminal proceedings concerning the manifestation of separatism in the state.

22:14. SBU launched an investigation into the actions of the illegal mayor of Sevastopol. The ministry said that the actions of Alexei Chaly aimed at the violent overthrow of the constitutional system of Ukraine.

20:48 The US administration condemns the decision of Moscow to ensure the entry of the Crimea into the Russian Federation.

20:34 Presidents of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso declare that the EU will never recognize the annexation of Crimea.

19:55. Ukrainian military in the Crimea allowed to use weapons. The weapon was allowed to use after the death today in Simferopol, a Ukrainian soldier.

19:39. The Mejlis does not recognize the “Treaty on the Entry of the Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation,” but they urge the Crimean Tatars to remain calm.

19:20 The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Anna Brasseur, condemned the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

19:04. Kazakhstan took the referendum held in Crimea on March 16 as a “free will of the population” and treat the decision of the Russian Federation with understanding. This is the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

18:20 In Simferopol, a Ukrainian soldier was killed by Russian special forces and separatists in one of the Ukrainian military facilities during an assault.

18:10. Norway froze its participation in the negotiations between the European Free Trade Association (the countries that refused to join the EU - Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) with the countries of the Customs Union.

17:34 French President Francois Hollande said that his country would never recognize the annexation of the Crimea to Russia and condemned the relevant decision of Vladimir Putin.

17:20 Citizens of Ukraine in Crimea will receive salaries and pensions from the budget of Ukraine. Those who wish to leave the territory of Crimea will also be provided with the opportunity to move to the mainland.

17:10. Attempts by Russia to annex Ukrainian territory have no legal consequences, but are a dangerous provocation for all of Europe and the world as a whole - Turchinov.

17:02. There will be enough food and drinking water supplies for the Ukrainian military in the Crimea for 7-10 days.

16:47. Next week, the G-7 leaders in the Hague will discuss Moscow’s response to the annexation of the Crimea to Russia.

16:41. In Crimea, attempts are being made to demonstratively seize Ukrainian military units using traumatic and firearms.

16:20 Russia allocated the first financial assistance to the Crimea from the budget of the Krasnodar Territory.

3:50 pm Russia's actions in the Crimea are a challenge for the entire free world, said Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

3:40 pm In Mariupol protesters with flags of Russia and the Communist Party smashed the door to the city council.

15:20 The situation in the south-east of Ukraine is complex, in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea - a crisis. In Crimea, there are almost 22 thousand Russian soldiers - the Ministry of Defense.

14:20. Today, on the territory of the Ukrainian military airfield near the village of Kirovskoye in the Crimea, 11 Osa anti-aircraft missile systems of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation entered.

2:10 pm Moscow signed an agreement between Russia and the Crimea on the admission of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation.

13:44. Putin said that Russia has always been for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

13:34. Crimean "nationalization" Ukraine can compensate for the property of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and abroad, said at a press conference the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko.

13:30 The decision to annex Crimea to Ukraine was made by the leadership of the CPSU and the USSR with violations and for unknown reasons, Putin said.

13:15 If the Crimea is part of the Russian Federation, there will be three full languages ​​on the peninsula — Russian, Ukrainian, and Crimean Tatar — Putin.

12:53 Part of the land occupied by the Crimean Tatars by self-capture will have to be freed up for social needs, part of the land will be legalized, said the illegitimate First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev.

12:42 The recognition by Russia of the independence of the self-proclaimed republic of Crimea has one single goal - to create pseudo-legal grounds for the annexation of this part of the territory of Ukraine and its incorporation into the Russian Federation - MFA

11:30 In the Kherson region, created points of reception of refugees from the Crimea.

11:10. As part of the campaign "Support the Ukrainian Army" as of March 17, almost 9.9 million hryvnias from legal entities and individuals were received in the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine as assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

10:50 The SBU announced a suspicion to one of the organizers of the pro-Russian rallies in Odessa, the coordinator of the People’s Alternative organization, Anton Davidchenko.

10:37. As a result of the annexation of Crimea, Russia is expected to freeze wages and pensions and massive layoffs of state employees. "The euphoria of annexation will end soon. The budget of the Yaroslavl region and so poor, the next 2015 will be less than 2 billion rubles in 2014. This means massive layoffs in the public sector and the freezing of salaries. The imperialists are happy," wrote in his account on Facebook Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

10:15. Public utilities visit the houses of Muscovites asking them to hang out the Russian flag on the balconies.

10:02. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed the residents of the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine.

09:50 Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a draft agreement between Russia and the Crimea on the adoption in the Russian Federation of the Republic of Crimea and the formation of new entities within the Russian Federation.

09:36 . Tonight, the so-called self-defense of the Crimea, with the support of the Russian military using armored personnel carriers, blocked the 191st training squad of the Ukrainian Navy (Sevastopol).

09:33. In Sevastopol, administrative buildings are removed from the symbols of Ukraine, according to dumskaya.net.

09:12 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit Kyiv on March 22 and meet with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

09:07 The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted a draft statement on the situation in the Crimea.

08:52. France may consider the possibility of canceling agreements with the Russian Federation on Mistral-type helicopter carriers.

08:41. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed regret over the decision of Moscow to recognize the independence of Crimea and announced in this connection the imposition of sanctions against Russia.

08:34 Russian President Vladimir Putin notified the State Duma and the Federation Council of the desire of Crimea to join the Russian Federation.

08:17. Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today will make a statement in connection with the appeal of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol for admission to the Russian Federation.

08:06 Russia is ready for negotiations with Ukraine on the assets of the former USSR only after compensation of $ 20 billion of Soviet debts

07:51. Canada imposed sanctions on seven Russian and three Crimean officials. This was stated by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

07:18. The UN General Assembly will hold a plenary session on Ukraine on Thursday, March 20.

01:58 According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the EU’s decision on sanctions against Russian and Crimean officials was not easy for the EU.

01:40. Appeal with a request to provide in the Russian legislation the possibility of entering the unrecognized republic of Transnistria into the Russian Federation, addressed to the Chairman of the State Duma Sergey Naryshkin, on behalf of the Supreme Council of the unrecognized republic sent its chairman Mikhail Burla.

01:06 In Sevastopol, armed "self-defense" blocked the military unit of 4068.

01:01. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticized the holding of a referendum in the Crimea, believing that he would only provoke an escalation of the conflict in the region.

00:59 According to media reports, armed men attacked a long-distance navigation station in the village of Plodovoe, which belongs to part A 4515, and kidnapped its commander.

00:20. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has introduced a resolution recognizing the Crimean Tatars as the indigenous people of Crimea.

MARCH 17

23:59 The annexation of the Crimea is only a pretext for the Kremlin to achieve a greater goal - the removal of the new government from the leadership of Ukraine, said political scientist, leading researcher at the Institute of Systems Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Piontkovsky.

23:51. On Tuesday, March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov will sign an agreement on the accession of the Republic of the ARC to Russia.

23:29. Rinat Akhmetov convinced February 22 of the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to resign. The businessman said this, commenting on the circumstances of the last meeting with the former president of the country in Donetsk.

23:10. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine appealed to all countries of the world with an “urgent request” not to recognize the illegal declaration of independence, which the illegitimate Verkhovna Rada of Crimea adopted after the unconstitutional referendum.

22:48. According to sources in law enforcement, in Odessa, security forces detained one of the organizers of the pro-Russian rallies, the coordinator of the People’s Alternative, Anton Davidchenko.

22:29. The sanctions announced today by the US and the EU regarding Russian high-ranking officials should be viewed as the beginning of other much more serious steps by the world community towards those guilty of the Crimean crisis, said Roman Immortal.

22:08. A draft resolution on the recognition of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people of Crimea has been submitted to Rada.

21:30 The European Union has published a list of 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials who are responsible for the violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for which imposed restrictive measures.

20:54. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of Crimea.

20:27. A group of negotiators, who introduced themselves as representatives of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia and militants of the illegitimate government of Sergei Aksenov, demanded that the military tactical group of the Ukrainian Air Force "Crimea" go to the side of the separatists.

20:00 Today, the Shevchenko district court of Kiev granted the petition of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine to detain and deliver to the court to elect a preventive measure in the form of the detention of a number of security officials.

19:30 Today, the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting has issued a re-warning to Ukrainian providers of criminal liability for relaying some Russian channels.

19:00 About 1 thousand of the Crimean Tatars from 185 thousand representatives of the Crimean Tatar people, having the right to vote, took part in the illegitimate referendum on the status of Crimea, which was held on March 16. In percentage terms, this figure is about 0.5%, said the leader of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov.

18:40. Over the course of several days of recruiting points for recruiting, more than 4,000 people applied to the National Guard, said Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.

18:08. Ukraine recalls for consultations the Ambassador of Ukraine in the Russian Federation, Vladimir Yelchenko.

18:00 Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius does not exclude that sanctions against Russia can be expanded by the end of this week.

17:40. NATO considers the Crimean pseudo-referendum a serious obstacle to overcoming the political crisis in Ukraine.

17:33 The United States will impose additional sanctions against Russia if it continues to interfere in the affairs of Ukraine.

17:20 People's Deputies of Ukraine elected in majoritarian districts in the Crimea, began to resign, said Vladimir Konstantinov.

17:03 Russians living in Ukraine are a diaspora, not an indigenous people of Ukraine, who have the right to self-determination, said Yevgeny Perebyinis, director of the information policy department at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

16:35. The First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vitaly Yarema, confirmed that the majority of Ukrainian soldiers in the Crimea are unarmed and “stand as human shields”.

16:24 The US Treasury is imposing sanctions on four Ukrainian officials involved in destabilizing the political situation in Ukraine and supporting the separatist actions of Russia in the Crimea.

16:20 Russia allowed Ukraine to conduct an observation flight over its territory, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.

16:13 NATO once again calls on Russia to adhere to its international obligations towards Ukraine and Crimea.

16:10. Over the past five days, the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine have identified and detained several sabotage groups in Ukraine, staffed by representatives of the special services of the Russian Federation and working to destabilize the situation.

4pm The United States officially imposed sanctions against seven Russian officials involved in the exacerbation of the political situation in Ukraine.

3:50 pm As part of the partial mobilization, volunteers will be mainly recruited into the Ukrainian army.

15:35. The bill on the annexation of the Crimea to Russia has been withdrawn from the State Duma.

15:25 Ukrainian military units on the territory of Crimea will be disbanded, military personnel may remain to live on the territory of the peninsula, said the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of the Crimea dissolved by the Ukrainian parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov.

15:10. The Council on Foreign Affairs of the European Union approved sanctions in the form of a ban on entry and freezing of assets in respect of 21 persons.

2:30 pm Ukraine is not asking for military support from NATO because of the situation in Crimea, but appealed to the Alliance only for military technical assistance.

14:18. Operators of the creative association "Babylon '13" disappeared in Simferopol yesterday.

14:14. Anschluss of Crimea Russia cannot remain without an answer from the international community.

13:44. The gas distribution station at the Arabat Spit in the Kherson region remains in the hands of the Russian military.

13:30 In Donetsk, pro-Russian activists gather near the regional state administration building.

13:15 The State Border Service together with the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs introduced unprecedented measures to strengthen the Ukrainian-Russian state border and to prevent persons who may take part in the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine.

12:57 Russia directly demanded a new federal constitution in Ukraine.

12:40 In the Donetsk region on the border with Russia dug a trench.

12:36 The Russian military is evicting the families of Ukrainian border guards in the Crimea.

12:15 Militiamen of the Donetsk region will be reinforced by divisions from Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovograd regions.

12:03 The annexation of Ukraine was planned in advance — Russia worked out certain scenarios for more than ten years, and former President Viktor Yanukovych took an active part in this, said Army General, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service in 2005-2010, Nikolai Malomuzh.

11:55. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, March 18, will address the message to the Federal Assembly in connection with the admission of a new subject to the Russian Federation - Crimea.

11:20 . The Verkhovna Rada approved the presidential decree on partial mobilization. It is planned to call in the Armed Forces 20 thousand people, another 20 thousand - in the National Guard.

11:00 At an extraordinary plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on March 17, 2014, the resolution "On the Independence of Crimea" was adopted.

10:40. Andrei Makarevich about disagreements regarding the assessment of Putin’s actions in the Crimea.

10:35. The Japanese government does not recognize the results of the referendum on the accession of Crimea to Russia.

10:20 The Constitutional Court of Ukraine received a constitutional representation of Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchinov regarding compliance of the Constitution of Ukraine with the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea “On the Declaration of Independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol” dated March 11.

10:14 . The mission of observers of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on the results of monitoring the referendum in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea declared on March 16 that the referendum was held in full compliance with the norms of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

08:58 96.6% of voters who took part in the referendum on the status of Crimea voted for the entry of autonomy into Russia. Processed 100% of protocols.

08:37. China calls for calm and restraint after the referendum in the Crimea, which does not recognize Kiev, but was supported by Moscow.

08:12 The leadership of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the parliamentary majority declare that in the shortest possible time the Russian deputies will decide on the entry of the Crimea into Russia.

07:54. On Sunday evening, a Crimean referendum and a possible accession to Russia was celebrated in Simferopol. Photo report

07:41. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Secretary General of the Government of Japan Yosihide Suga said that their countries do not recognize the results of the referendum in the Crimea.

07:28 On Monday, the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea will convene a session to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to include the Crimea in the Russian Federation.

07:16. Ukrainian athlete Lyudmila Pavlenko, who was supposed to carry the flag of Ukraine at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, was reluctant to let go to the “Fisht” stadium because of the inscription “peace” on the uniform.

02:07. After regrouping, the Ukrainian Armed Forces leveled the balance of the armed forces with Russia in the north and south.

01:49. Almost 96% of voters who took part in the referendum on the status of Crimea, voted for the entry of autonomy into Russia, according to data from three-quarters of the polling stations.

01:34. There are no accumulations of troops from Belarus on the border. Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko assured of this.

01:12 In the period from March 17 to March 21 within the framework of the implementation of the International Treaty on Open Skies, the joint mission of Germany and the United States will carry out an observation flight over the territories of Belarus and Russia.

01:02. The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov advised the chairman of the LDPR party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, not to interfere in the internal affairs of Ukraine.

00:49. The United States is calling on the international community for sanctions against Russia to support Ukraine.

00:26. Voting in Crimea has nothing to do with the present expression of will, said the chairman of the Crimean branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, Andriy Krysko.

00:08. The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine accepted for consideration a lawsuit that calls into question the legitimacy of the entire new government.

MARCH 16

23:56. The chairman of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, called the referendum held March 16 in Crimea illegitimate.

23:47. Up to fifty young people with St. George ribbons block the entrances to the border part on Gagarin Street in Mariupol and the part in Novoazovsk.

23:34. Britain, France and Italy do not intend to recognize the referendum in the Crimea on March 16 and its results.

23:26. The odious TV host Dmitry Kiselev said that if needed, Russia could turn the United States into ashes by using nuclear weapons.

23:09. Republican senator John McCain called Russia "a gas station disguising as a state" and called on the US authorities to fundamentally reassess relations with the Russian Federation.

22:58. The referendum in Crimea fully complied with international law. This opinion was expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a conversation with the American leader Barack Obama.

22:46. Currently, more than 50% of the referendum bulletins in the Crimea have been processed. 95.5% of the residents of the Republic voted for joining the Crimea to Russia.

22:37. NATO reconnaissance aircraft with AWACS radar will patrol airspace over Poland and Romania to monitor the situation in Ukraine

22:23. Three priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), who, as reported in the press service of the church, had disappeared in the Crimea earlier today, got in touch.

21:41. The NSDC Secretary, Andrei Paruby, announced the disruption of a large-scale Russian separatist operation to invade Ukraine under the name “Russian Spring”.

21:27. The State Duma will quickly pass all the laws necessary for the entry of the Crimea into the Russian Federation. This was announced on the First Channel by the leader of the Duma faction Fair Russia Sergey Mironov.

21:23. The Supreme Council of Crimea at the meeting on March 17 will issue an official application for the entry of the republic into the Russian Federation. This was stated by First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev.

21:04. The United States does not recognize the results of the referendum held today in Crimea. This is discussed in a statement by the press secretary of the White House.

20:52. Activists of the Right Sector and the police detained in Dnepropetrovsk four men who were carrying an arsenal of weapons and symbols of the Russian Federation in two cars.

20:39. In Dnepropetrovsk today, a rally for the unity of Ukraine and an action of separatists took place.

20:36. 99% of the Crimean Tatars did not vote in a referendum in the ARC. This was stated by the ex-head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev.

20:18. 93% of voters voted for the reunification of the Crimea with Russia at the all-Crimean referendum. 7% preferred Crimea to be preserved as part of Ukraine.

19:59 In Sevastopol, the forces of the so-called "self-defense of the Crimea" blocked the Military Medical Clinical Center of the Crimea region.

19:46. About five thousand people took part in the action of separatists in Odessa.

19:31. The chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Igor Baluta, said that on March 16, a crowd of people who broke into a building at Rymarskaya, 18, had violated the work of the investigators and destroyed many physical evidence.

19:19 The head of the European Commission and the President of the Council of Europe confirmed that the EU does not recognize the results of the referendum in Crimea.

18:50 German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the landing of the Russian military in the Kherson region and the seizure of a gas distribution station.

18:42 Today in Sevastopol, at about 2:00 pm, the priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Nikolay Kvich disappeared for the second time.

18:20 A corpse of the Crimean Tatar with traces of torture was found in the Belogorsk district of Crimea.

17:20 In Donetsk, the separatists seized the headquarters of the Industrial Union of Donbass corporation, which belongs to the new regional governor, Sergei Taruta.

16:50 Pro-Russian activists stormed the building of the SBU office in the Donetsk region.

16:30 Military units in the Crimea will not be blocked by the Russian side until March 21 - in accordance with the agreements reached, the acting president said. Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh.

16:10. 600 people took part in the rally of the Nikolaev separatists and the so-called popular referendum on federalization.

15:47. In Kerch, the Ukrainian military go home instead of a referendum.

15:20 The riots in the eastern cities of Ukraine in Kharkov, Lugansk and Donetsk were initiated by Russian extremists, reported and. about. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

15:10. In Feodosia, Russian servicemen are laying anti-tank mines around the perimeter of the location of the 1st Separate Marine Battalion of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

14:50 The total number of Russian troops in the Crimea is currently about 21.5 thousand. On the eastern and southern borders are concentrated, perhaps more than 60,000 Russian military, there are no offensive groups, but provocations are possible.

14:48. On Saturday evening, the White House hosted a meeting of members of the US National Security Council, at which the situation in Ukraine was discussed.

14:20. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will allocate 6.8 billion UAH. for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

13:33 . In Sevastopol, people stand in queues to get the badge "defenders of Novorossiysk". According to activists, this is "humanitarian aid from the fraternal city of Novorossiysk, Sevastopol"

13:25 In Crimea, activist Stanislav Yermakov, who was recently kidnapped by unknown masked men, was taken out of the courtroom, where his case was held.

13:10. Today in the center of Lugansk, at the monument to Taras Shevchenko, several hundred people gathered with St. George ribbons.

12:40 The list of foreign observers who came to Crimea to monitor the referendum are representatives of the far-right Hungarian party, known for attacking Jews and Gypsies, and the “left” MEP who has a reputation as a neo-Stalinist.

12:10 Donetsk: a rally began in support of the referendum in the Crimea, Donbas News reported.

12:00 Crimean Tatars fear a new deportation attempt after the annexation of the Ukrainian Peninsula by Russia.

11:55. Activists of the “Donbass people's militia” on March 15, at the entrance to Donetsk, near Volnovakhi, blocked the movement of the column of Ukrainian military equipment.

11:50 At the polling station 08069 in Simferopol school number 10, where this morning at the referendum on the status of Crimea, the head of the Council of Ministers of the ARC, Sergey Aksenov, unrecognized by Kiev, voted, did not allow all journalists.

11:40 . The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people appealed to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to help find a peaceful solution to the Crimean conflict.

11:33. To the center of Donetsk this morning en masse men from 20 to 40 years old are massively brought in. Some of them gather near the Opera and Ballet Theater, others are unloaded near the Shakhtar stadium. Today, a pro-Russian rally will be held in Donetsk.

11:10. In the massifs of compact residence of the Crimean Tatars in the Bakhchsarai district they did not create polling stations for holding a referendum.

10:32. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia believes that there were no grounds for adopting a UN resolution on Ukraine, since events in Ukraine do not pose a threat to international peace and security, which, according to the UN Charter, is done by its Security Council

09:58 In Crimea, at polling stations, ballots are issued at the referendum to those who are not on the list, including citizens of another country.

09:40. The EU will respond to Russia's actions on March 17 - the head of the German Foreign Ministry.

09:19 The European Union does not recognize the results of the referendum held in Crimea today.

08:16. A referendum began on the territory of Crimea, to which two questions were submitted and both do not provide for the preservation of the current status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

08:02. The resolution on Ukraine can be adopted at the UN General Assembly, where Russia has no veto right.

MARCH 15TH

23:54. Священника УГКЦ Николая Квича, ранее похищенного прямо из храма, "правоохранительные органы Крыма" отпустили.

23:26. СБУ и МВД получили команду привлекать к ответственности всех, кто не сдаст незаконное оружие - независимо от политической принадлежности.

23:19. Сегодня в Крым через Керченскую переправу доставлен зенитно-ракетный дивизион С-300 в составе четырех батарей.

22:59 The American destroyer Truxtun with guided missile weapons will continue exercises with Allied ships in the Black Sea.

22:46. Ukrainians should refrain from participating in the so-called referendum, which is carried out by the separatists, said. President Alexander Turchinov.

22:07. About 120 invaders and three armored personnel carriers are located in the area of ​​the pumping station on the outskirts of the village of Strelkovoe.

21:45. The Crimean Tatar people categorically reject any attempts to determine the future of Crimea without the free will of the indigenous people of Crimea.

20:58. The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine calls the decision of the Russian delegation to the UN Security Council to veto the resolution on Ukraine as tragic.

8:45 p.m. The head of the delegation of US senators, John McCain, believes that economic sanctions can seriously affect Russia if its military crosses the eastern border of Ukraine.

20:38. Ukrainian actors and presenters voiced the poem "Wait for Me" for Ukrainian sailors in the Crimea. VIDEO

20:27. In Simferopol, about a dozen Russian soldiers and snipers conducted a reconnaissance of the area around the military unit.

19:43. Today, mass actions against the war and against Putin were held in the cities of the Russian Federation - this is the voice of Russia, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Yuriy Sergeev, said.

19:21. In Cherkassy today, more than a hundred residents of the city came out on a flash mob and created a live map of Ukraine with their bodies. The youth wanted to show the whole world that there is no Ukraine without Crimea.

19:11. The general, the former defense minister of Ukraine, Alexander Kuzmuk, said that if Russia unleashed a full-scale war against Ukraine, it would drag on for many years and Moscow would lose.

18:57 10 years later, for Vladimir Putin’s lies about the world, a teenager gave him a gift.

18:37. The Russian Foreign Ministry is continuing an information campaign aimed at supporting a possible invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

18:27. Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes tried to speak at a pro-Russian rally on Freedom Square in Kharkiv, and urge people not to hold a referendum on March 16. But the protesters booed him and threw green light at him.

18:09. The Prosecutor General's Office opened criminal proceedings on the facts of the adoption of illegal decisions by the judges of the Pechersk and Shevchenko district courts.

17:50 The Foreign Ministry is demanding that Russia withdraw its troops from Ukraine immediately. The Ministry expressed a "strong and categorical protest" in connection with the landing of troops of the Russian army in the Kherson region.

17:47. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dismissed the chairman of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting Alexander Kurdinovich. For the resolution voted 270 deputies of the 292-x registered in the hall.

17:44. The district court of Lugansk banned the March 16 so-called "people's referendum" in the central square of the city.

17:34 Russia blocked the UN resolution on Ukraine and Crimea, which assumed support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Among those present, members of the meeting 13 voted in favor of the resolution, Russia opposed, China abstained.

17:20 In Crimea, pro-Russian separatists mocked the pensioner, who came out in defense of the unity of Ukraine and against Russia's military aggression.

17:10. Armed people right in the temple arrested the father of Nicholas Kvich, the shepherd and the military chaplain of the UGCC in Sevastopol.

16:55. The National Security Council of Ukraine, together with the Ministry of Defense, created a service to help the Ukrainian military. To help the army, you can send an SMS to the number 565 (the cost of the message is 5 UAH.).

16:32. In the Kherson region tried to penetrate the Russian troops. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that the Russian provocation "failed", the invaders left.

4pm And about. Sergey Sobolev, chairman of the Batkivshchyna faction, called the information on the preparation by the Ukrainian authorities of a settlement agreement with Russia that does not correspond to reality, which envisages the creation of a coalition with the Party of Regions, the postponement of presidential elections and the rejection of early parliamentary vibors.

15:44 . Several thousand people came to the pro-Russian rally in Donetsk.

15:02. Council of Europe experts on constitutional law stated that the forthcoming referendum on joining Russia to Russia on March 16 was illegitimate.

14:50 If the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea refuses to hold a referendum on March 16, the parliament of Ukraine may cancel its decision to dissolve the Crimean Parliament.

13:59 The Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea does not recognize the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which declared unconstitutional the decision of the autonomy parliament to hold a local referendum on the status of the region, and is ready to conduct a “survey” on Sunday.

13:20 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dissolved the Crimean Parliament.

12:58 In Moscow, thousands of Russians take part in the Peace March against the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine.

11:29. The Ukrainian authorities are preparing for the start of these negotiations with the Kremlin, which had not previously recognized the new government.

10:54. The Armed Forces of Ukraine will not allow the introduction of Russian troops into the territory of Donbass. This was stated by. Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh.

10:02. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov reported the arrest of 30 people after yesterday's riots in Kharkov.

09:36. According to the operational data of the Information Resistance Group, over the past day, Russian troops carried out a regrouping on the border with Ukraine.

09:11. A video of the flooding of another ship in the Donuzlav lake near Evpatoria by the Russian military appeared on the Internet.

08:00 Crimea can turn into a giant military base. Such an opinion on the program Shuster Live was expressed by the adviser to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Andrei Illarionov.

02:02. Crimean Tatars promise to fix all violations during the so-called referendum in the Crimea.

02:00 The assault on the Prosvit office is a well-planned provocation by pro-Russian activists, said the chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Igor Baluta.

00:19 After talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Russian minister made it clear that President Vladimir Putin was not ready to make any decision about Ukraine before the referendum in Crimea.

MARCH 14TH

23:59 In Kharkiv, as a result of the pogrom of the Prosvit office with shooting and explosions, two people were killed (presumably by the police), five were injured.

22:40. In Kharkov, the Office of the Security Service of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings on appeals for a change in the territorial structure of the country.

22:03. A group of pro-Russian activists with St. George ribbons besieged the building of the Donetsk Regional Administrative Court, which is considering the suit of the city council to ban the shares on March 15-16.

21:54. The holding of the so-called referendum in Crimea will be contrary to the principles of the UN Charter, said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

21:21. Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov suspended the declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

20:31. In the evening in Simferopol, three unidentified armed men arrived at the location of the Simferopol military hospital and transported in the unknown direction to his boss, Yevgeny Pivovar.

8:15 p.m. In Kharkov, the District Administrative Court banned the holding of a pro-Russian veche-referendum.

20:00 Considering the current situation, the Crimean Tatars are demanding the introduction of UN peacekeepers to the peninsula, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatars, said today at NATO headquarters.

19:28. In Kerch and Evpatoria, a group of unknowns damaged the equipment of the transmitting center, which broadcasts Ukrainian radio stations.

19:12 Ambassador Igor Dolgov, head of the Ukrainian Mission to NATO at NATO, said that there are no grounds for entering NATO troops on the Crimean peninsula with a peacekeeping mission.

19:10. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, asked the UN and NATO to bring peacekeepers to the Crimea before blood was shed there.

18:54. The Crimean Tatar community of Kiev on Saturday, March 15, will hold an anti-war rally at the walls of the Russian Embassy in Kiev.

18:39. The police identified the killer of activist Dmitry Chernyavsky in Donetsk and are taking action to find him.

18:23. More than 40 thousand Crimeans took part in the rally against the referendum on independence.

17:57 Negotiations of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry on the situation in Crimea ended in vain.

17:50 Ukrainian and Russian marines played in a friendly match in the Crimea. The initiators of the match were the Ukrainian military, and they also won it with a score of 4: 0.

5:30 p.m. The Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled that the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on holding a all-Crimean referendum does not comply with the Constitution of Ukraine.

17:23 . The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine states the continued buildup of Russian military capacities in the ARC.

17:17. One of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar people, people's deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that a possible war between Russia and Ukraine will mark the beginning of the end of Russia and lead to the disintegration of the Russian Federation in the future.

5pm Academics and full members of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine appealed to cultural and art figures of Russia to prevent war and prevent propaganda aimed at splitting Ukraine.

16:55. Most citizens of Ukraine oppose the secession of the Crimea from Ukraine. This is evidenced by the results of a study of the sociological group "Rating", held March 1-7.

16:40. Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov states that “the excesses of militant extremists in Kharkov and Donetsk are a direct consequence of the policy of impunity of the Maydanovites for their crimes.”

3:50 pm The statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry about the events of March 13 in Donetsk is not an objective and radically distorts the real situation, said Sergey Taruta, chairman of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.

15:37. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are holding urgent talks in London.

15:32. Most citizens of Ukraine consider the unitary republic the most optimal model of the device of Ukraine.

14:55. Failure to comply with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to ban the use of military force in Ukraine is fraught with sanctions for Russia.

14:50 The Russian military de-energized the Ukrainian military unit in the village of Cozy near Evpatoria.

2:45 pm EU sanctions seriously push on Putin’s main "friends" - media

14:20. The European Union has compiled a list of 130 high-ranking Russian officials for whom visa restrictions may be imposed, and whose accounts may be frozen.

2:00 PM Donetsk businessman, owner of System Capital Management (SCM) corporation Rinat Akhmetov made a statement in connection with the mass brawl that occurred on March 13 in Donetsk between supporters of the integrity of Ukraine and pro-Russian activists.

13:40. Among those detained during the clashes in Donetsk, there are no citizens of the Russian Federation, said the head of the Donetsk Oblast Prosecutor’s Office, Nikolay Frantovsky.

13:30 The column of military equipment of the Russian Federation, which included large-caliber guns, should be through Kerch.

13:10. Rector of the Tauride National University. V. Vernadsky Nikolai Bagrov transferred to the subordination of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.

12:50 A single picket in Tambov: kneeling in front of a poster, a resident of the city expresses his negative attitude towards Russia's military aggression towards Ukraine, and blaming the Russians for what is happening.

12:26 Russia is aware of its responsibility for the lives of compatriots and fellow citizens in Ukraine and reserves the right to take people under protection - a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

12:10 Putin called the conditions for resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

12:03 Ukrainian border guards patrolling around the village of Chongar in the Kherson region detained the Russian military.

11:50 In the State Duma in connection with the situation in Ukraine, they propose to create a CIS court on human rights.

11:40. As a result of yesterday’s clashes on the Lenin Square in Donetsk between the participants in the rally for the unity of Ukraine and the activists of pro-Russian organizations, 26 victims turned for medical help.

11:30 SBU detained the leader of the separatist organization "Lugansk Guard" Alexander Kharitonov.

11:00 In the direction of Dzhankoy from Kerch move military trains with systems of volley fire "Hurricane".

10: 40. The State Duma of Russia has reduced the mission of observers for the referendum, which will be held in the Crimea on March 16.

10:30 Rada today will not consider the dissolution of the Crimean Parliament

09:20 Japanese authorities are discussing the introduction of possible sanctions against Russia. This position of Tokyo is caused by events in the Crimea.

09:05 Three activists of Avtomaydan from Kiev disappeared in the Crimea.

08:59 This morning, a train with Russian military equipment proceeded from Kerch to the depths of the Crimea. On the railway platforms there are 14 S-300 complexes (anti-aircraft missile system), four communications armored personnel carriers, five KamAZ vehicles, four Urals and military equipment, four Ural vehicles of tented vehicles.

08:20 Tonight there was an attempt to storm the unit of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (SVR) in Alushta.

08:00 Russia does not want war with Ukraine and sees no reason to consider the situation in such terms, said Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.

01:40. In Dnepropetrovsk, against a number of officials, the security forces opened a case for helping the aunts.

01:39. According to a number of media outlets, activists were brought to the pro-Russian rally in Donetsk, where a mass brawl took place and people died, by buses from Russia.

01:36. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a meeting of the UN Security Council promised to raise the issue of expanding the powers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

01:18. The famous musician Yuri Bashmet was deprived of the title of honorary professor of the Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy because of his support for Vladimir Putin’s policies in the Crimea.

00:52. The former head of the Mejlis, people's deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev will meet with NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels today.

00:29. The government of Ukraine filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights because of the Russian military invasion of Crimea.

See also: Invasion of Ukraine: recent events in the Crimea and in the southeast (chronicle of February 26 - March 13)

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