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Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: a chronicle for 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 led by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. Nearby there was an action of Russian nationalists, they demanded the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Between opponents there were collisions.

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

On March 1, pro-Russian actions were held in Donetsk, Mykolayiv, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Federation Council of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of Russian citizens, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Russian Armed Forces" to use Russian troops "until the socio-political situation in the country stabilized this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

On February 26, several thousand Crimeans led by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. Nearby there was an action of Russian nationalists, they demanded the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Between opponents there were collisions.

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

On March 1, pro-Russian actions were held in Donetsk, Mykolayiv, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Federation Council of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of Russian citizens, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Russian Armed Forces" to use Russian troops "until the socio-political situation in the country stabilized this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

20TH OF MARCH

23:50. The crimes that are incriminated to the Kharkov city head Gennady Kernes, are related to the activities of organizations like the "Bulwark", said and. about. Prosecutor General of Ukraine Oleg Makhnitsky.

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

22:38. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in a telephone conversation with the head of the Pentagon 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 starting the process of economic progress. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

20:31. US President Barack Obama urged Congress to immediately enact laws that would help stabilize the Ukrainian economy, as assurances of support are not enough.

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

19:58. Deputy Chairman of the illegitimate Crimean Council 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 react toughly 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". The midshipman of the ship, Alexei Kirilov, confirmed the seizure of the ship by armed men.

18:35. Chairman of the Odessa organization of the party Russian bloc Valery Kaurov was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine.

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

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

17:30. In the Crimea, 4,000 AIDS patients may lose access to treatment.

16:45. US Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said that the US supports the creation of a demilitarized zone in the Crimea.

16:40. SBU detained a Russian spy.

16:35. President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz considers the joining of Crimea to Russia a fait accompli, which even the EU's tough economic sanctions against the Russian Federation will not help to cancel.

15:40. State Border Service last year warned the former leadership of Ukraine to increase the military contingent of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, but the leadership did not take measures.

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

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

14:30. The American edition of the Washington Post called the US sanctions "pin-prick," 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 foreign exchange markets reacted not by chance to Obama's sanctions with a jubilant take-off of quotations.

14:10. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine informs that the Russian side temporarily suspends the pass of residents of the border regions at the checkpoints in the Kharkov, Sumy and Lugansk regions bordering the Belgorod and Voronezh regions of the Russian Federation.

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

12:40. On the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as part of the "Support the Ukrainian Army" campaign, as of March 20, more than 24 million 357 thousand UAH have been received from legal entities and individuals to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

12:10. And about. the mayor of Kherson Vladimir Mykolaenko said that local deputies from the Party of Regions are preparing for the Kherson Crimean scenario 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 to go to the next stage of sanctions against Russia, including the adoption of economic measures, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

11:25. The 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 Bakhchisaray, which was captured yesterday by Russian soldiers.

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 Crimea and Ukraine.

09:50. Kuchma and Kravchuk were asked to act. President Alexander Turchinov withdraw Ukrainian soldiers from the Crimea.

09:00. The legal process for the implementation of agreements on the accession of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia will be suspended this week - Lavrov.

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

08:10. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in an interview with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, March 19, discussed the situation that emerged after the illegal referendum in the Crimea, and both stated that this is "another pattern of realizing the right of peoples to self-determination through free expression of will."

08:00. In the Crimea, Ukrainian hostages were released - public activists and military.
07:50. Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine on March 19 detained three people who are suspected of creating sabotage groups in the territory of the Luhansk region, in particular, the leader of the group and the former police colonel.

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

07:30. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, acting. President Alexander Turchinov submitted to the parliament a draft Declaration on the struggle for the liberation of Ukraine.

07:20. The United States believes that it is the Russian troops that are occupying the Crimea that are directly responsible for all the losses that their forces are inflicting on the Ukrainian military in the Crimea.

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

01:40. In the Crimea near Sevastopol at the military airfield Belbek, Ukrainian servicemen stopped the attempt of the unknown to penetrate into the territory of the unit.

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

00:13. The Ukrainian automobile battalion in Bakhchisaray was seized by the military of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the Chief of Staff of the unit Sergei Gunder.

00:09. Ukraine will address the guarantor states of our sovereignty and territorial integrity with a request for joint military exercises.

MARCH 19

23:00. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu "appealed to the leadership of the Republic of Crimea with a request to release the detained commander of the Ukrainian Navy in the afternoon, Rear Admiral Sergei Gaiduk and not to prevent 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 in connection with the crisis in Ukraine.

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

20:12. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are instructed to proceed to full combat readiness.

20:00. The Cabinet should prepare conditions for the redeployment of military units and units of Ukrainian troops from the occupied territory of the Crimea to the mainland. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy told a briefing.

19:42. At the 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 the Crimea a demilitarized zone.

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

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

18:45. Up to 20 warships and support vessels of the Ukrainian Navy can enter the combat composition of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia.

18:32. Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov gave the self-declared authority of the Crimea three hours to release all the hostages and to stop provocations on the territory of the peninsula.

17:30. Shevchenkovsky court in Kiev chose a preventive measure for one of the organizers of pro-Russian rallies in Odessa, the coordinator of the organization People's Alternative Anton Davidchenko - detention for a period of two months.

16:40. Russian servicemen in Evpatoria were deported from the military unit by the personnel of the Base for Measurements of the Southern Arms 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 is increased 3 times.

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

15:30. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cautioned against Russia's subsequent aggression against other countries that share borders with her.

14:50. The last day in the northern part of the Crimea, in the immediate vicinity of the Perekop Isthmus, there is a concentration of Russian subversive and reconnaissance groups (DRG).

14:41. Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Rear Admiral Sergei Gayduk temporarily detained by the Prosecutor's Office of Sevastopol, which submits to the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities.

14:40. First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yaremu and acting. Minister of Defense Igor Tenyukha was not admitted to the Crimea.

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

14:04. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation accuses the US and the EU of violating the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.

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

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 adoption of the Crimea in the Russian Federation is consistent with the Constitution of Russia - such a conclusion on the document was issued by the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.

11:45. The self-proclaimed prime minister of the Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, called on the Russian authorities to join forces to protect the population of the southeast of Ukraine.

11:30. The issue of Crimea should "be resolved within 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 near the village of Kirov military servicemen of the Russian Federation deployed four launchers of air defense missile systems "Osa".

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

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

10:42. Servicemen of the 36th Ukrainian coastal brigade in Perevalnoye (near Simferopol) stop resisting 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 its dangerous path to international isolation.

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

09:28. The Australian Government introduces financial sanctions and a ban on entry into the country for those who play a key role in determining Russian policies that threaten the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine .

09:20. The US 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. More than 130 tourist objects are nationalized in the Crimea. 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, priests of the Moscow Patriarchate began to inventory the property that belongs to representatives of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

07:42. Young Crimean draft-age from this spring will serve in the Russian army, said the self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergei Aksenov.

03:00. NATO supports the sovereignty of Ukraine and its borders, but does not intend to introduce troops to protect Ukraine, even at the request of the Ukrainian authorities.

01:04. The question of military operations 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.

18TH OF MARCH

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

22:14. SBU has begun an investigation into the actions of the illegal mayor of Sevastopol. The department claims that the actions of Alexei Chaly are aimed at forcibly overthrowing the constitutional order of Ukraine.

20:48. The US Administration condemns Moscow's decision to ensure the entry of 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 the Crimea.

19:55. The Ukrainian military in the Crimea was allowed to use weapons. The weapons were allowed to be used after the death of a Ukrainian serviceman in Simferopol today.

19:39. The Mejlis does not recognize the "Treaty on the entry of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation," but calls on the Crimean Tatars to remain calm.

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

19:04. Kazakhstan took the referendum held in Crimea on March 16 as "the free expression of the will of the population" and is sympathetic to the decision of the Russian Federation. This is reported by the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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

18:10. Norway froze its participation in the negotiations between the European Free Trade Association (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 Crimea to Russia and condemned the corresponding decision of Vladimir Putin.

17:20. Citizens of Ukraine in the Crimea will receive salaries and pensions from the budget of Ukraine. Those wishing to leave the territory of the 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 the whole of Europe and the world as a whole - Turchynov.

17:02. The stocks of food and drinking water for the Ukrainian military in the Crimea will last for 7-10 days.

16:47. Leaders of the G-7 will discuss next week in The Hague Moscow's response to the Crimea's accession to Russia.

16:41. In the Crimea, attempts are being made to demonstratively capture 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.

15:50 . Russia's actions in the Crimea are a challenge for the entire free world, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said.

15:40. In Mariupol, protesters with the flags of Russia and the Communist Party knocked out the door to the city council.

15:20. The situation in the southeast of Ukraine is complicated, in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea - a crisis. In Crimea there are almost 22 thousand Russian servicemen - the Ministry of Defense.

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

14:10. In Moscow, signed an agreement between Russia and Crimea on the adoption of the Republic of Crimea in 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 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 join the Crimea to Ukraine by the leadership of the CPSU and the USSR was adopted with violations and for unknown reasons, Putin said.

13:15. In the event of the Crimea entering the Russian Federation on the peninsula, there will be three full-fledged languages ​​- Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar - Putin.

12:53. Part of the lands occupied by Crimean Tatars by means of land squatting will have to be released for social needs, some of the land will be legalized, Rustam Temirgaliyev, illegitimate first vice-premier of Crimea, said.

12:42. Russia's recognition of the independence of the self-proclaimed republic of Crimea has one single goal - to create pseudo-legal grounds for annexing this part of Ukraine's territory and its incorporation into the Russian Federation - the Foreign Ministry

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

11:10. As part of the "Support the Ukrainian Army" campaign, as of March 17, almost 9.9 million UAH from legal entities and individuals have been transferred to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine as an aid to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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

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

10:15. The communal workers come to the houses of Muscovites with a request to hang a Russian flag on the balconies.

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

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

09:36 . This night, the so-called self-defense of the Crimea with the support of Russian military with the use of an APC was blocked by the 191st training detachment of the Ukrainian Navy (Sevastopol).

09:33. In Sevastopol with adminzdaniy remove the symbols of Ukraine, reports dumskaya.net.

09:12. Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper will visit Kiev 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 for helicopter carriers of the Mistral type.

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

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

08:17. Президент России Владимир Путин сегодня в Москве выступит с заявлением в связи с обращением АР Крым и города Севастополя о приеме в состав Российской Федерации.

08:06. Россия готова к переговорам с Украиной по активам бывшего СССР только после компенсации $20 млрд. советских долгов

07:51. Канада ввела санкции в отношении семи российских и трех крымских чиновников. Об этом заявил премьер-министр страны Стивен Харпер

07:18. Генеральная Ассамблея ООН проведет пленарное заседания по Украине в четверг, 20 марта.

01:58. По словам канцлера Германии Ангелы Меркель, решение Евросоюза о санкциях против российских и крымских чиновников далось ЕС нелегко.

01:40. Обращение с просьбой предусмотреть в российском законодательстве возможность вхождения непризнанной республики Приднестровье в состав РФ, адресованное председателю Госдумы Сергею Нарышкину, от имени Верховного совета непризнанной республики направил его председатель Михаил Бурла.

01:06. В Севастополе вооруженные "самооборонцы" заблокировали военную часть 4068.

01:01. Генсек ООН Пан Ги Мун раскритиковал проведение референдума в Крыму, считая, что он только спровоцирует эскалацию конфликта в регионе.

00:59. Как сообщают СМИ, вооруженные лица напали на станцию дальней навигации в селе Плодовое, которая относится к части А 4515, и похитили ее командира.

00:20. В Верховную Раду Украины внесено постановление о признании крымских татар коренным народом Крыма.

17 МАРТА

23:59. Аннексия Крыма является только поводом для Кремля в достижении большей цели - отстранение от руководства Украины новой власти, считает политолог, ведущий научный сотрудник Института системного анализа РАН Андрей Пионтковский.

23:51. Во вторник, 18 марта, президент России Владимир Путин и спикер Верховного совета Крыма Владимир Константинов подпишут соглашение о вступлении республики АРК в состав России.

23:29. Rinat Akhmetov urged the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to resign on February 22. 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 that the illegitimate Verkhovna Rada of the Crimea adopted after an unconstitutional referendum.

22:48. According to sources in law enforcement agencies, in Odesa siloviki detained one of the organizers of pro-Russian rallies, coordinator of the People's Alternative Anton Davidchenko.

22:29. Declared today, the US and EU sanctions on Russian high-ranking officials should be seen as the beginning of other much more serious steps by the world community towards those responsible for the Crimean crisis, Roman Bessmertny stated.

22:08. The draft resolution on recognizing the Crimean Tatar people as the indigenous people of the Crimea was introduced to the parliament.

21:30. The European Union issued a list of 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials responsible for violating Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and imposed restrictive measures.

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

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

20:00. Today, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv granted the request of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine to detain and deliver to the court to select a preventive measure in the form of detention of a number of security officials.

19:30. Today the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting has issued a repeated warning to Ukrainian providers about criminal liability for retransmission of some Russian channels.

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

18:40. Over several days of recruiting posts recruited into the National Guard, more than 4,000 people applied to them, Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said.

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

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

17:40. NATO considers the Crimean pseudo-referendum a serious obstacle to the way out of 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 by majority districts in the Crimea, began to resign, Viktor Konstantinov said.

17:03. Russians living in Ukraine are a diaspora, not an indigenous people of Ukraine, who have the right to self-determination, said Yevgeny Perebiynis, director of the Information Policy Department at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

16:35. First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema confirmed that the majority of Ukrainian servicemen in the Crimea are without weapons and "stand as a living shield".

16:24. The US Treasury Department introduces sanctions against four Ukrainian officials involved in the destabilization of the political situation in Ukraine and supported the separatist actions of Russia in the Crimea.

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

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

16:10. Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service together with border guards for the past five days identified and detained in Ukraine several sabotage groups, staffed by representatives of the Russian special services and working to destabilize the situation.

16:00. The US formally imposed sanctions against seven Russian officials involved in exacerbating the political situation in Ukraine.

15:50. As part of the partial mobilization, the volunteers will be invited to the Ukrainian army.

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

15:25. Ukrainian military units in the territory of the Crimea will be disbanded, servicemen can stay on the territory of the peninsula, said the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea dissolved by the Parliament of Ukraine Vladimir Konstantinov.

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

14:30. Ukraine does not ask for military support for NATO because of the situation in the Crimea, and appealed to the Alliance only for military-technical assistance.

14:18. In Simferopol yesterday, the operators of the creative association "Babylon '13" disappeared.

14:14. Anschluss of Crimea by Russia can not remain without the answer of the international community.

13:44. The gas distribution station on the Arabatskaya Strelka in the Kherson region remains in the hands of the Russian military.

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

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

12:57 . Russia directly demanded the preparation of 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. Law enforcers of Donetsk region will be reinforced by units from Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd regions.

12:03. The annexation of Ukraine was planned in advance - certain scenarios Russia worked out 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 a message to the Federal Assembly in connection with the adoption of a new subject in the Russian Federation - the 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 the Crimea on March 17, 2014, the resolution "On the Independence of the Crimea" was adopted.

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

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

10:20. The Constitutional Court of Ukraine received the constitutional representation of the Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, on the compliance of the Constitution of Ukraine with the Decree of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea "On the Declaration on Independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol" dated March 11.

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

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

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

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

07:54. On Sunday evening in Simferopol celebrated the conduct of the Crimean referendum and possible accession to Russia. Photoreport

07:41. Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and Secretary General of the Japanese government Yoshihide 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 for 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 Paralympic Games-2014 in Sochi, did not want to be allowed to the stadium "Fisht" because of the inscription "peace" on the uniform.

02:07. After the 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 the Crimea voted for the entry of autonomy into Russia, according to data from three-fourths of the polling stations.

01:34. There are no clusters of troops from Belarus on the border. This was assured by the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko.

01:12. Between March 17 and 21, as part 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 US calls on the international community to sanction against Russia in order to support Ukraine.

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

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

MARCH 16

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

23:47. Up to fifty young people with St. George's ribbons are blocked by entrances to the frontier on Gagarin Street in Mariupol and parts 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. Odious TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyov said that if necessary, Russia could turn the US into ashes by using nuclear weapons.

23:09. Republican Senator John McCain called Russia "a petrol station masquerading as a state" and called on the US authorities to fundamentally re-evaluate relations with Russia.

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

22:46. At the moment, more than 50% of the ballots of the "referendum" in the Crimea have been processed. 95.5% of the inhabitants of the Republic voted for the Crimea's entry into Russia.

22:37. NATO reconnaissance aircraft with the AWACS radar system will patrol the airspace over Poland and Romania in order 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, earlier disappeared in the Crimea, got in touch.

21:41. NSDC Secretary Andrei Parubiy said that the large-scale operation of Russian separatists to invade Ukraine under the name of "Russian Spring" was disrupted.

21:27. The State Duma will quickly adopt all the laws necessary for the entry of Crimea into the Russian Federation. This was stated on the First Channel by the leader of the Duma faction Just Russia Sergei Mironov.

21:23. The Supreme Council of the Crimea at the March 17 meeting will formalize an application for the republic's membership in the Russian Federation. This was stated by the First Vice Prime Minister of the Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev

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

20:52. Right-wing activists and police detained four men in Dnepropetrovsk who were carrying arsenal of arms and symbols of the Russian Federation in two cars.

20:39. In Dnepropetrovsk today there was a rally for the unity of Ukraine and a rally of separatists.

20:36. 99% of the Crimean Tatars did not vote in the 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 general referendum. 7% preferred that the Crimea be preserved as part of Ukraine.

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

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

19:31. Chairman of the Kharkov Regional State Administration Igor Baluta said that on March 16, a crowd of people, bursting into the building at Rymarskaya Street, 18, violated the work of investigators and destroyed many material 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 the Crimea.

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

18:42 . Today in Sevastopol about 14:00 the priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Nikolay Kvich disappeared for the second time.

18:20. In the Belogorsky district of Crimea, the body of a Crimean Tatar with signs of torture was found.

17:20. In Donetsk, the separatists seized the headquarters of the Industrial Union of Donbass, owned by the new regional governor Sergei Taruta.

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

16:30. Military units in the Crimea will not be blocked by the Russian side until March 21 - according to the agreements reached, he said. Minister of Defense Igor Tenyukh.

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

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

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

15:10. In Feodosia, Russian servicemen deploy anti-tank mines along the perimeter of the location of the 1st separate battalion of the Marine Corps of the Ukrainian Navy.

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

14:48. A meeting of members of the US National Security Council was held in the White House on Saturday evening, where 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 lines to get the badge of the "defenders of Novorossiysk." According to the activists, this is "humanitarian aid from the brotherly city of Novorossiysk to Sevastopol"

13:25. In the Crimea, the activist Stanislav Ermakov, who was kidnapped by unknown persons in masks, was taken out of the courtroom where the session on his case was held.

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

12:40. In the list of foreign observers who arrived in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to monitor the referendum - representatives of the extreme right Hungarian party, known for attacks against Jews and Gypsies, and the "left" MP of the European Parliament, who has a reputation as a neo-Stalinist.

12:10. Donetsk: a rally began in support of the referendum in the Crimea, according to the Donbass News.

12:00. Crimean Tatars are afraid of attempts of a new deportation after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia.

11:55. Activists of the "People's Militia of Donbass" on March 15 at the entrance to Donetsk, near Volnovaha, blocked the movement of a column of Ukrainian military equipment.

11:50. At polling station 08069 in Simferopol school number 10, where today morning in a referendum on the status of the Crimea, the unrecognized Kiev head of the Council of the ARC, Sergei Aksenov, admitted not all journalists.

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

11:33. To the center of Donetsk this morning massively take men aged 20 to 40 years. Some of them are gathered near the opera and ballet theater, while others are unloaded near the stadium "Shakhtar". Today in Donetsk there will be a pro-Russian rally.

11:10. In the compact settlements of Crimean Tatars in Bakhchisaray district, no polling stations have been set up to hold a referendum.

10:32. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia believes that for the adoption of the UN resolution on Ukraine there was no reason, since the events in Ukraine do not pose a threat to international peace and security than under the Charter of the United Nations its Security Council

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

09:40. The EU will react to Russia's actions on March 17 - the German Foreign Minister.

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

08:16. On the territory of the Crimea, a referendum began, on which two issues are raised and both do not provide for the preservation of the current status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

08:02. Резолюцию по Украине могут принять на Генеральной ассамблее ООН, где у России нет права вето.

15 МАРТА

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. Today, the S-300 anti-aircraft missile battalion has been delivered to the Crimea through the Kerch crossing. It consists of four batteries.

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

22:46. Ukrainians should refrain from participating in the so-called referendum held by separatists, he said. President Alexander Turchinov.

22:07. About 120 invaders and three armored personnel carriers are located near the pumping station on the outskirts of the village of Strelkovoye.

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

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

20:45. The head of the delegation of American senators, John McCain, believes that economic sanctions can seriously affect Russia in the event that its military will cross the eastern border of Ukraine.

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

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

19:43. Today in the cities of the Russian Federation there have been mass actions against the war and against Putin - this is the voice of Russia, said Ukraine's permanent representative to the UN Yuri Sergeyev.

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

19:11. The general, ex-Minister of Defense of Ukraine Alexander Kuzmuk stated that if Russia unleashes a full-scale war against Ukraine, it will drag on for many years and Moscow will lose.

18:57 . Ten years later, for the lie of Vladimir Putin about the world, the teenager returned him a gift.

18:37. The Russian Foreign Ministry continues the information campaign aimed at supporting a possible invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

18:27. Mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes tried to speak at a pro-Russian rally on Freedom Square in Kharkov, and call on people not to hold a veche-referendum on March 16. But the protesters booed him and threw it into the green.

18:09. The Prosecutor General's Office opened a criminal investigation into the facts of illegal decisions by the judges of the Pechersk and Shevchenko District Courts.

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

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

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

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

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

17:10. Armed people directly in the temple arrested the father of Nikolai Kvich, the pastor and 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 Ukrainian soldiers. To help the army, you can send SMS to number 565 (the cost of the message is 5 UAH).

16:32. In the Kherson region tried to penetrate the Russian landing. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that the Russian provocation "failed", the invaders withdrew.

16:00. And about. chairman of the faction Fatherland Sergei Sobolev called untrue information about the preparation of the Ukrainian government's amicable agreement with Russia, which provides for the creation of a coalition with the Party of Regions, postponement of the presidential and the rejection of early parliamentary vibors.

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

15:02. Experts of the Council of Europe on constitutional law said that the upcoming referendum in the Crimea on March 16 on accession to Russia is illegitimate.

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

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 resolution of the autonomy parliament on holding a local referendum on the status of the region, and is ready to hold a "poll" on Sunday.

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

12:58. In Moscow, thousands of Russians take part in the peace march against the introduction of Russian troops into Ukraine.

11:29. The Ukrainian authorities are preparing to start real negotiations with the Kremlin, who did not recognize the new government.

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

10:02. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced the detention of 30 people after yesterday's riots in Kharkiv.

09:36. According to the operative data of the group "Information Resistance", over the past day, Russian troops have regrouped on the border with Ukraine.

09:11. On the Internet there appeared a video of the flooding by Russian soldiers of another ship in the Donuzlav Lake near Evpatoria.

08:00. Crimea can turn into a giant military base. Such an opinion on the air of Shuster Live program was made by the adviser of the president of Russia Vladimir Putin Andrey Illarionov.

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

02:00. The storming of the Prosvity office is a well-planned provocation of pro-Russian activists, said Igor Baluta, chairman of the Kharkiv regional state administration.

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

MARCH 14TH

23:59. In Kharkov, as a result of the pogrom of the Prosvity office with shooting and explosions, two people were killed (presumably - militiamen), five were injured.

22:40. In Kharkov, the management of the Security Service of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings on the fact of appeals to change the territorial structure of the country.

22:03. A group of pro-Russian activists with St. George's ribbons are besieging the building of the Donetsk district administrative court, which is considering the city council's action to ban the shares on March 15-16.

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

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 unknown armed men arrived at the location of the Simferopol military hospital and were taken to an unknown direction by his commander Evgeny Pivovar.

20:15. In Kharkiv, the District Administrative Court banned the holding of a pro-Russian veche-referendum.

20:00. Crimean Tatars, taking into account the current situation, require the introduction of UN peacekeepers on the peninsula, Mustafa Dzhemilev, one of Crimean Tatar leaders, People's Deputy of Ukraine, said today at the NATO headquarters.

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

19:12. The head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Ambassador Igor Dolgov, said that there was no reason to enter 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 the blood spills there.

18:54. 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 established the identity of the murderer of activist Dmitry Chernyavsky in Donetsk and is taking steps to find him.

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

17:57. Negotiations of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry on the situation in the 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, they also won it with a score of 4: 0.

17:30. The Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled that the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to hold a general referendum does not correspond to the Constitution of Ukraine.

17:23 . The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine notes the continuation of the expansion of Russian military capacities in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

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 be the beginning of the end of Russia and lead in the future to the disintegration of the Russian Federation.

17:00. Academicians and full members of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine appealed to the cultural and art workers of Russia with an appeal to prevent war and prevent propaganda aimed at splitting Ukraine.

16:55. The majority of Ukrainian citizens oppose the separation 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. The Russian Foreign Ministry's Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Konstantin Dolgov, states that "the excesses of extremist militants in Kharkiv and Donetsk are a direct result of the policy of impunity for the Maidanovites for their crimes."

15:50. The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the events of March 13 in Donetsk is not objective and fundamentally distorts the real situation, said the chairman of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Sergey Taruta.

15:37. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hold urgent talks in London.

15:32. The majority of Ukrainian citizens consider the unitary republic the most optimal model of Ukraine's system.

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 Uyutnoye near Evpatoria.

14:45 . EU sanctions seriously press on Putin's main "friends" - media

14:20. The European Union has compiled a list of 130 senior Russian officials, who may be subject to visa restrictions, and whose accounts can be frozen.

14:00. Donetsk businessman, owner of the System Capital Management Corporation (RKM) Rinat Akhmetov made a statement in connection with the mass brawl that took place on March 13 in Donetsk between the supporters of Ukraine's integrity and pro-Russian activists.

13:40. Among the detainees during the clashes in Donetsk, there are no citizens of the Russian Federation, said the head of the Donetsk Oblast Prosecutor's Office Nikolai Frantovsky.

13:30. The column of military equipment of the Russian Federation, which includes large-caliber cannons, follows through Kerch.

13:10. Rector of the Tavrida National University. V. Vernadsky Nikolai Bagrov became the subordination of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.

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

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

12:10. Putin called the terms of the crisis settlement in Ukraine.

12:03. Ukrainian border guards who patrolled near the village of Chongar in the Kherson region detained a Russian military man.

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

11:40. As a result of yesterday's clashes in the Lenin square in Donetsk, 26 victims of the rally for unity of Ukraine and activists of pro-Russian organizations turned to medical aid.

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

11:00. In the direction of Dzhankoy from Kerch, military echelons with "Uragan" volley fire systems are moving.

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

10:30. Today I am not going to consider the question of dissolving the Crimean parliament

09:20. The Japanese government is discussing the issue of imposing 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 from Kerch deep into the Crimea, a train with Russian military equipment followed. There are 14 S-300 (anti-aircraft missile system) complexes, four BTRs of communication, five KamAZ trucks, four URALs with kungas, four URALs tilted on the railway platforms.

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

08:00. Russia does not want a 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 siloviki opened a case for promoting titles.

01:39. According to some media, activists for the pro-Russian rally in Donetsk, where a mass brawl occurred and people were killed, were brought by buses from Russia.

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

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

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

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

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