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Russian invasion of Ukraine: chronicle of February 26 - March 13

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



28 февраля, приехавшая на нескольких КамАЗах группа вооруженных людей без опознавательных знаков взяла под контроль аэропорт Симферополь (фото - ЕРА)

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

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

March 1 pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Federation Council of the Russian Federation “due to 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 troops “until the socio-political situation stabilizes in this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

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

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

March 1 pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Federation Council of the Russian Federation “due to 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 troops “until the socio-political situation stabilizes in this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

See also: continuation of the chronicle of events starting from March 14

MARCH 13

23:54. A list of potential candidates from Russia has appeared on the Internet against which the EU may impose personal sanctions due to military events in Crimea.

23:29. According to preliminary data, in Donetsk, three were killed in the clashes, and fifty people were injured.

23:00. Today, unknown armed people made an attempt to attack the territory of the 13th ship repair plant of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.

22:19. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at today's meeting of the UN Security Council in New York (USA) called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the Crimea and sit at the negotiating table to resolve the conflict.

22:17. At a rally in Donetsk, a demonstrator died from a knife wound, three were in the neurosurgery department.

21:32. The Constitutional Court of Ukraine began consideration of the case on the proposal of the Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov regarding the compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine of the decision of the Supreme Council of Crimea on holding a referendum.

20:46. Tomorrow at 15:00 in Crimea, protests will be held against the holding of a referendum in the ARC on the status of the peninsula.

20:30. Russia supported the idea of ​​sending an observer mission to Ukraine, the details are being agreed upon, the chairman of the OSCE Permanent Council, Thomas Greminger, told reporters.

20:00. According to the findings of the investigation conducted by Lenta.ru journalists, the Federation Council decided to approve the introduction of Russian troops into Ukraine with violations of the rules.

7 p.m. In Simferopol, separatists freed a previously captured French journalist.

18:40. The Russian Foreign Ministry declares its readiness to hold talks with Ukrainian diplomats on March 14 in Minsk.

18:20. Today in Yalta, people with Russian flags attacked peaceful demonstrators with Ukrainian symbols. There are injured journalists.

17:50. The Russian military in Crimea fired at an aircraft of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine while on duty.

17:45. Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin during an operational meeting with permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation discussed the "unscheduled issue" - further policy towards Ukraine.

16:36. Presidents of several national Paralympic committees refused to receive Russian President Vladimir Putin from the Russian Federation.

15:50. In Mariupol, 18 ships and boats of the Kerch detachment of the border service of Ukraine, as well as the personnel of the detachment in the amount of 300 people will be deployed.

15:40. The results of the Crimean referendum are planned to be announced on March 17.

15:30. At a training ground near Nikolaev, military exercises began, in which servicemen from different parts of the country take part .

15:16. Vitali Klitschko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleg Tyagnibok will be declared non grata persons in the Crimea.

14:50. The head of the marine guard department of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Rear Admiral Nikolai Zhibarev, announced the transfer of the ships of the Kerch Sea Guard to Mariupol.

14:34. European Parliament adopts resolution on Russian invasion of Ukraine

14:28. The Russian military flooded the fourth ship in Lake Donuzlav in the Crimea.

14:16. On March 12, the Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kiev chose a preventive measure in the form of detention for a period of 2 months to a citizen of the Russian Federation who is suspected of creating an armed sabotage and subversive group.

14:05. US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a many-hour meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday to convince Russia to withdraw troops from Crimea.

1:55 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with oligarchs and senior officials over the threat of sanctions.

13:50. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will ask the Prosecutor General's Office to find out whether a number of regional MPs are indeed campaigning for military aggression in the Crimea, and if confirmed, raise the question of depriving them of their inviolability.

13:10. The escalation of tensions in Ukraine caused by the use of Russian troops in the Crimea and the expansionist statements of the Russian leadership alarmed Russian society. 83% of Russians are concerned about the possibility of an armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

12:15. The EU and the United States will do everything possible to support the Ukrainian people and save Ukraine.

12:13. Colonel Yuliy Mamchur, commander of the 204th Tactical Aviation Brigade deployed at the Belbek airport, addressed the country's leadership, the Ministry of Defense, and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


11:50. Crimean separatists threaten to storm the Ukrainian military unit in Simferopol.

11:46 a.m. In the conflict around Crimea, German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia of undermining international stability.

10:48 a.m. Ukraine reserves the right in connection with the situation in Crimea to seek help from any state or regional collective security system to restore its sovereignty and territorial integrity - Verkhovna Rada

10:20. On the perimeter of the territory of a separate radio engineering battalion "Ai-Petri" deployed 30 machine gunners of the Russian Federation.

10:16. The military personnel of the Russian Federation and representatives of the Crimean self-defense completely blocked all entrances to the territory of the weapons base in Inkerman.

09:50. One of the residents of Crimea in a comment to reporters explained why the Crimea can not be disconnected from Ukraine.


09:40. Washington is ready to provide Kiev with all possible support in ensuring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

09:20. In the UN Security Council are considering the opportunity to submit a draft resolution that will confirm the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemn the referendum in Crimea as violating the Constitution of Ukraine.

08:30. At the airport near Feodosia delivered cargo for the military of the Russian Federation

08:08. In accordance with the combat training plan, military units and units of the Armed Forces are increasing the intensity of field training at training grounds in the Rostov, Belgorod, Tambov and Kursk regions.

07:40. On Tuesday, Crimean activist from Simferopol Mikhail Vdovchenko disappeared.

01:36. A group of American senators, including John McCain, is expected to arrive in Ukraine today.

00:57. The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Valentin Nalyvaichenko, said that the military prosecutor’s office will arrest the illegally appointed head of the State Security Service of Ukraine in Crimea, Petro Zima, who is suspected of involvement in the killings of demonstrators in Kiev.

00:25. Crimea was, is and will be an integral part of Ukraine, said the acting President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov.

MARCH 12

23:11. US President Barack Obama said that the White House and its allies will be forced to reconsider their relations with Russia if it continues to try to tear Crimea away from Ukraine.

22:13. In Washington, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with US President Barack Obama and the head of the US Department of State John Kerry.

21:57. Russia will not begin a full-scale war with Ukraine, since this poses a great danger not only to the Ukrainian side or the Russian Federation, but to the whole world, said the former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Army General of Ukraine, founder of the civil forum "National Security Strategy of Ukraine" Nikolay Malomuzh.

21:53. The UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights was not allowed into Crimea.

21:03. Vitali Klitschko said that the illegitimate referendum, fictitious by the self-proclaimed authorities and under the guise of a foreign army, has nothing to do with the interests of Crimeans.

20:44. Ukraine may withdraw from the Union of Independent States (CIS) due to the organization’s inability to serve as a tool for resolving conflicts between its members, said the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa.

20:18. The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the NATO Allied Forces in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, says the Alliance has no doubt that Russian military units operate in Crimea, annexing the peninsula.

20:00. Yuri Meshkov arrived in Crimea, who served as the "president" of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea from February 1994 to March 1995 and was expelled from Ukraine in the summer of 2011 with a ban on entry into the country for a period of 5 years.

19:03. French President Francois Hollande in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin noted that today there is still time to avoid the senseless escalation of the conflict in Crimea.

18:40. The Constitutional Court of Ukraine opened proceedings on a constitutional submission regarding the constitutionality of the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on holding a general Crimean referendum.

17:59. Journalists of the information department of the Crimean Tatar programs of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Crimea will not go on the air until the referendum.

17:10. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a conversation with People's Deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev, did not refute the presence of Russian troops in Crimea.

16:40. Russia allowed the Ukrainian side to make an observation flight in order to confirm the absence of military activity by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, threatening the security of Ukraine.

16:30. OSCE inspectors have found ample evidence of the Russian military being at checkpoints at the entrance to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

16:24. The G-7 countries, which include Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, called on Russia to stop all efforts to change the status of Crimea contrary to Ukrainian law and in violation of international law.

15:59. The Russian side is trying to use the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to justify his military aggression in Ukraine.

14:55. In Simferopol, the leader of the Ukrainian community, one of the organizers of the local Euromaidan, Sergey Kovalsky, disappeared.

14:20. In case of open military aggression from Russia, Ukraine has prepared Plan B, said NSDC Secretary Andrei Parubiy.

13:40. In the parliament registered two bills on the national guard.

13:30. Crimean self-defense units located at Simferopol International Airport partially limited the acceptance of civil aircraft until March 17 to prevent provocateurs from entering the peninsula.

13:00. Bulgaria advocates maintaining the territorial integrity of Ukraine and calls for an active dialogue on the situation in the country with the participation of the European Union, NATO and the OSCE.

12:45. The head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, called on Russia to stop trying to annex Crimea.

12:32 . The number of Russian troops in the Black Sea (western tip of the Crimea) reached 600 people.

12:30 a.m. The performance of the theater of Sergey Bezrukov planned in Tbilisi was canceled due to his support for the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Crimea.

12:20. In 2012-2013, Russia conducted a rotation in the Russian Black Sea Fleet in order to remove ethnic Ukrainians or military men with family ties in Ukraine from its composition.

12:19. In the Black Sea, joint exercises of the Navy of Romania, Bulgaria and the United States began. Maneuvers will take place in the territorial waters of Romania.

11:56 a.m. People’s deputy of Ukraine, the long-term leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, intends to announce to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the need to withdraw Russian troops from the territory of Crimea.

11:40. The territory of the rocket-technical base of the Ukrainian army in the village of Black Sea in Crimea was occupied by 600 Russian military.

11:20 . To date, 18,430 Russian military are in the Crimea, another 220,000 are taking part in exercises on the eastern border of Ukraine.

10:56. On the night of March 12, SBU officers in the Kherson region discovered and detained a reconnaissance group of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which penetrated the territory of the Kherson region from the Crimea, bypassing control points.

10:30 a.m. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, despite the difficult situation, are fully operational - Yarema

10:10 a.m. The crisis continues to keep Crimean consumers in good shape - people are stocking up on products, which has already affected prices.

09:40. Both houses of the US Congress passed resolutions condemning Russia for the military occupation of the Crimean region of Ukraine. The documents call for the introduction of economic sanctions that will force Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine.

08:55. The Moscow Basmanny Court granted the request of the investigation to arrest in absentia the leader of the Ukrainian movement Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh, who was put on the international wanted list.

08:39. At the Belbek airport, which is under the control of Russian special forces, an electrical installation caught fire. Fire video

08:13. Ukraine will not try to force stop the Russian occupation of Crimea, so as not to jeopardize its eastern borders.

08:06. At the Ukrainian airfield of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Dzhankoy deployed a medical center of Russian troops.

07:58. Two dozen Russian troops arrived on the territory of the autobaht in Bakhchisarai, demanding that Ukrainians swear allegiance to the people of Crimea or leave the military unit.

07:57 . For the period of the referendum on the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation, airspace over the peninsula will be closed. This was announced by Sergei Aksenov, who calls himself the leader of the Crimean government.

07:47 a.m. By orders of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, Stepan Gulevaty, Director General of the Crimean State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, and Sergey Normansky, General Director of the Sevastopol Regional State Broadcasting Company, were dismissed.

07:28 . The GPU regards the statement of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, which he made in Rostov-on-Don on March 11, as a provocation aimed at supporting separatist sentiments and inciting ethnic hatred in the Crimea and the South-East of Ukraine.

07:16. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong protest over the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation of March 11 on the recognition of the so-called "Declaration of Independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol".

01:27. The commander-in-chief of NATO forces in Europe, the American general Philip Breedlove, discussed with the newly appointed chief of the general staff of Ukraine Mikhail Kutsin the expansion of the Alliance’s partnership with Ukraine.

01:00. Crimean Tatars will boycott the referendum, said the head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov.

00:25. In Ternopol, unidentified persons set fire to a tent of activists of Avtomaydan.

00:10. At the Belbek airport, which is under the control of Russian special forces, an electrical installation caught fire. At the moment, the fire was extinguished.

11TH OF MARCH

23:45. Today in the world only Russia does not recognize the new Ukrainian government, and all civilized countries and authoritative international organizations recognized its legitimacy, said Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko.

22:34. In its current form, the referendum on Crimea, scheduled for March 16, 2014, is contrary to the Ukrainian Constitution and should be considered illegal, said the Swiss Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairman-in-Office Didier Burkgalter.

22:10. In the Crimean Inkerman, Russian soldiers with grenade launchers threaten to storm weapons depots guarded by Ukrainian soldiers.

21:37. German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke in favor of "prudent but decisive" European actions on the situation in Crimea.

21:03. The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine appealed the decisions taken on March 11 by the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council on the independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the referendum.

20:44. The Shevchenko district court of Kiev chose a preventive measure for the former governor of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Mikhail Dobkin, in the form of a partial house arrest in the separatism case.

20:27. Abducted activists of Avtomaydan were released in Crimea.

20:15. The GPU, SBU and the Ministry of Justice were required to ban the activities of the Oplot public organization and the Russian Unity party.

20:00. The situation in Ukraine around Crimea is more widespread and threatens to escalate into a "pan-European crisis with guaranteed participation of neighboring countries, NATO member states and the United States," said Andrei Illarionov, ex-adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

18:59. The Russian Foreign Ministry is concerned about restrictions on media freedom and violation of the rights of journalists covering events in Ukraine.

18:40. People’s Deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev flew to Moscow for negotiations.

18:20. The Kyrgyz Republic shares the concern of the world community in connection with the escalation of tension in Ukraine and advocates the speedy settlement of the situation in Ukraine by peaceful means, through negotiations and dialogue.

17:25. The decision of the Crimean parliament on the adoption of a declaration of independence is absolutely legitimate - a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

17:03. Ukrainian organizations that have many years of professional experience in monitoring elections in Ukraine, the Committee of Voters of Ukraine (KIU) and the OPORA civil network do not recognize the legitimacy of the vote, which is scheduled for March 16, and will not take part in official monitoring of the Crimean referendum.

16:20. Ukraine asked the OSCE to extend the inspection visit of military unarmed representatives of the organization’s member countries until March 16.

15:37. The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have a legal right to start military operations in Crimea.

15:15. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has published figures that indicate that there is no violation of the linguistic rights of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine.

15:04. The fleets of NATO member countries that maneuver in the north-west of the Black Sea should encourage Russia to stop aggression against Ukraine and peacefully solve the Crimean crisis.

3 p.m. During the aggravation of the situation in Crimea, the Russian military blocked and disabled 40 of the 56 objects of the State Border Service, seized 20 and blocked 46 objects of state infrastructure.

2:30 p.m. A Russian citizen detained in Donetsk is suspected of preparing for the bombings in strategic office buildings and public places in Donetsk and Lugansk.

14:24. In the event of the annexation of Crimea, Russia risks getting a repeat of the bloody Chechen conflicts, said one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev to the Financial Times.

14:20. The command of the 55th anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Yevpatoria responded to the ultimatum of the Russian military, which categorically refuses to hand over weapons to the warehouse and transfer the object to the protection of the personnel of the special forces of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.

14:15. Eight chairmen of the election commission of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation will go to a referendum on the status of Crimea.

13:48. In Simferopol, at the monument to Taras Shevchenko, an action was held for the unity of Ukraine and against political repression on the peninsula.

13:30. The Verkhovna Rada of Crimea adopted a resolution "On guarantees of the restoration of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people and their integration into the Crimean community."

13:20. The Verkhovna Rada may decide on the dissolution of the Crimean parliament this week.

12:57. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine asks the guarantor countries to take all necessary, including military, measures to end the aggression in Ukraine.

12:30 a.m. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine requires the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to immediately reconsider its decision of March 6, 2014 and bring it into line with the Constitution of Ukraine and the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

12:20. On the border of Ukraine there are 220 thousand Russian troops - Tenyukh.

12:15. The Security Service of Ukraine in the near future will provide evidence of the involvement of Russian special services in provocations and sabotage in Ukraine.

11:59 a.m. The Verkhovna Rada of Crimea adopted a declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

11:50. The leader of the Ukrainian community of Crimea Andriy Schekun was detained by "special services of the Crimea," reporting to the illegitimate Prime Minister of the autonomy, Sergei Aksyonov.

11:40. If Putin takes the Crimea, he will lose Ukraine - Brzezinski.

11:30 a.m. The United Kingdom will send the Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft to the borders of Ukraine.

10:40. The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov convenes deputies for an extraordinary meeting of the Crimean parliament.

10:20. As of 09:30 on March 11, the Russian military had transferred 22 artillery mounts to the Perekop area.

09:50. This morning a convoy of military equipment of the Russian Federation proceeded towards Evpatoria.

09:14. The OSCE said it is not considering an invitation from Crimea to observe the referendum on the entry of the peninsula into Russia.

09:07. Seven trucks with Russian soldiers blocked the location of a separate radar company of the tactical group South of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is deployed on Cape Tarkhankut.

08:43. On March 21, the Council of the State Duma adopted a discussion of the draft law on a simplified procedure for the accession of new constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

08:21. Simferopol Airport was closed for flights to and from Kiev.

08:17. In Donetsk, an employee of the State Intelligence Agency of Russia was detained, and in Lugansk, deputy of the regional council Arsen Klinchaev.

08:13. The fourth president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, will make a statement in Rostov-on-Don at 11:00 Kyiv time.

07:48. The NSDC Secretary Andrei Parubiy instructed the SBU and the Prosecutor General's Office to take all necessary measures to respond to violations in the field of information security.

07:36. A draft law on the creation of the National Guard of Ukraine is being submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.

07:24. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine to strengthen the protection of objects of the Concern of broadcasting, radio communications and television.

07:15. US Secretary of State John Kerry refused to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin until Moscow agreed to discuss US proposals to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

01:28. An agreement was reached in the Black Sea, where the captured rocket technical unit is located, said Vladislav Seleznev, head of the media center of the Crimean Ministry of Defense.

01:04. The UN Security Council held the fifth meeting in the last ten days on the situation in Ukraine. Following a meeting held behind closed doors, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the World Organization, Vitaly Churkin, stated that there was “nothing new” at the session.

00:10. According to the GPU, in the Crimea from February 27 to March 10, 46 crimes were recorded, most of which criminals committed against the state.

00:07. The Prosecutor General’s Office gave permission to detain and arrest the leaders of the separatists - the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov, the self-proclaimed chairman of the Council of Ministers, Sergei Aksenov, as well as rear-deputy Denis Berezovsky.


10TH OF MARCH

22:45. The authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea intend to nationalize the fleet of the Ukrainian Navy in Sevastopol, as well as the ships of the Chernomorneftegaz, Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said.

10 p.m. In Donetsk, vandals desecrated a monument to Taras Shevchenko.

20:27. The former chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Mikhail Dobkin, after interrogation by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in the separatism case, was escorted to a temporary detention center under guard.

19:24. Missing on the eve of the commander of the motor vehicle Vladimir Sadovnik today arrived on the territory of the automobile battalion of the Ukrainian Navy in Bakhchisarai together with the armed "self-defense" of Crimea and announced the transition to the side of the separatists. Several soldiers followed him, after which the unit came under the control of the invaders.

18:42. The former head of the Kharkov Regional State Administration, Mikhail Dobkin, is in the main investigative department of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in Kiev, and investigative actions are being carried out with him.

18:20. The new government in Ukraine is ready for a dialogue on expanding the rights of the Crimean autonomy, said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

17:43. In Simferopol, there are provocateurs who go to the homes of residents and try to select and break their Ukrainian passports, the city’s mayor’s press service said.

17:25. It is useless to negotiate with the Crimean leadership, since all decisions regarding autonomy are made by representatives of the Russian special services, said Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Sergey Kunitsyn.

15:48. Activist Igor Kiryushchenko was kidnapped in Sevastopol. This was reported by the Euromaidan SOS group.

15:34. The Russian Federation must immediately cancel the referendum, which is held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. This was announced today by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

15:26. Employees of the State Border Service of Ukraine over the past day did not let 342 Russian citizens across the border who could take part in events to destabilize the situation and heat up the confrontation in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the department.

15:04. In Bakhchisarai, armed people began to capture the military unit A-2904.

14:55. People who have stolen in Simferopol the chairman of the Crimean Center for Business and Cultural Cooperation Ukrainian House, the Ukrainian House, and one of the coordinators of the Euromaidan-Crimea movement, Andrei Shchekun, say that he is all right.

14:19. Today, March 10, about 20 aggressively-minded citizens of the so-called "people's self-defense of Crimea" broke into the territory of a military hospital in Simferopol.

14:11. Only 12% of Ukrainians in the whole country support unification with Russia. This was stated by the director of the Foundation for Democratic Initiatives Irina Bekeshkina, referring to the latest sociological survey.

13:39. The US insists on solving the Crimean crisis through diplomatic means. This was stated to reporters by the US ambassador to Ukraine, Jeffrey Payette.

13:35. On Tuesday, the naval forces of the United States, Romania and Bulgaria will begin maneuvers in the Black Sea, near territorial waters with Ukraine.

13:19. In Lugansk, near the building of the regional state administration, the situation is again aggravating.

12:37. Lugansk regional state administration has already been freed from the separatists. This was stated by MP Oleg Lyashko.

12:18. Further stay of Crimea in the political field of Ukraine threatens the Crimeans with physical destruction. This is stated in the appeal of the speaker of the Crimean parliament Vladimir Konstantinov to the inhabitants of the autonomy.

12:09 a.m. The Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine maintain constant communication with the commanders of military units in the Crimea, including coordinating measures for the defense of their territories.

11:45. Ukraine is ready to soon sign the political part of the agreement with the European Union. This was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchytsa.

11:33. In the Sevastopol State Civil Aviation, they switched to Russian in paperwork and document management.

11:04. Tonight, the Russian military with weapons attacked a separate rocket technical unit in the Black Sea in Crimea.

10:30 a.m. In Seoul, near the Russian embassy in South Korea, a picket was organized by representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora against the military occupation of the Russian Federation of Crimea.

10:10 a.m. In Crimea there will be bilingualism - Russian and Crimean Tatar languages. This was stated by the self-proclaimed chairman of the Council of Ministers of Autonomy Sergey Aksenov.

09:45. On Tuesday, March 11, the Ministry of Finance of Crimea will present a project for the transition of the Crimea to the ruble zone.

09:39. The Ukrainians of Stuttgart held a protest against Russia's military aggression in Crimea. More than a hundred people gathered per share.

08:54. Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Autonomy Sergei Aksyonov Aksyonov said that Ukrainian enterprises in Simferopol, using the natural resources of the peninsula, are planned to be transferred to the ownership of the Crimean Parliament.

08:26. China advocates resolving the current situation in Ukraine with "political and diplomatic means."

7:30 a.m. If Russia does not de-escalate tensions in its invasion of Ukraine, the EU will have to move to the next level of sanctions. This was stated by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

01:17. The journalists and activists of Avtomaydan abducted on Sunday, who were heading to the Crimea from the Kherson region, are in Sevastopol and should be released in the morning.

00:42. In Poland, the deployment of an American military unit begins. 12 American F-16 multipurpose aircraft, transport aircraft and 300 personnel will arrive.

00:23. In Bakhchisarai, representatives of the so-called "Crimea ARF" abducted the commander of the Ukrainian military unit, Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Sadovik


9TH OF MARCH

23:42. The Russian military requires marines in Kerch to go over to the Russian Federation until March 16, the date of the Crimean referendum on the status of the peninsula.

23:29. The commander of the 55th missile regiment in Yevpatoria was handed an ultimatum in writing - to disarm, to transfer under protection weapons and equipment to the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.

23:14. Two heads of the Crimean police, recently appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council, were dismissed from internal affairs bodies for violation of the oath.

23:06. Vitali Klitschko said that in the eastern regions of Ukraine they are destabilizing the situation and demand referenda and Russian flags are hung out mainly by citizens of another state.

10:57 p.m. Today, in Kherson, several hundred activists with national symbols and posters calling for peace, holding hands, united the Dnieper banks by a “living chain”.

22:36. Andrei Makarevich, the leader of the rock group Time Machine, said that over the 25 years of independence, the Russians have not been able to feel free, self-thinking people.

22:13. The State Border Service of Ukraine has established enhanced control at the entrance to the Crimea. Three checkpoints and border patrols were deployed.

21:48. The American destroyer USS Truxtun arrived at the Romanian port of Constanta, from which about 300 km from Odessa to the sea.

21:29. A bill has been submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation that makes it impossible to rent out dwellings in apartment buildings.

21:22. The governor of the Luhansk region, Mikhail Bolotskikh, says that he continues to fulfill his duties, and wrote a letter of resignation today under pressure.

21:11. Three journalists detained during the crossing in Armyansk are now being taken to the Security Service of Ukraine in Sevastopol.

20:49. In Odessa, the Ukrainian anthem was sung on the Potemkin Stairs, and a 127-meter national flag was unfurled in Kharkov.

20:38. The Russian military captured private objects on the isthmus of Chongar, bordering the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, in the Genichesky district of Kherson.

20:29. The prosecution authorities carry out the procedural management of the preliminary investigation in criminal proceedings on the fact of the abduction of the chairman of the public activist, one of the coordinators of the Euromaidan-Crimea movement Andrei Shchekun.

20:22. The seizure of military units in the Crimea is being investigated under the article "sabotage".

20:11. In Nikolaev at the monument to Taras Shevchenko, a rally was held dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Ukrainian poet, who grew into an anti-Russian march.

19:54. The United States is ready to introduce additional sanctions against Russia in the event of the annexation of Crimea.

19:45. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the measures taken by the Crimean leadership are based on international law and are designed to protect the interests of the population .

19:17. The airfield of the naval aviation brigade of the Ukrainian Navy in Saki is captured by Russian soldiers.

19:08. At the entrance to the Crimea from the Kherson region, armed men in uniform without identification marks detained activists of the Avtomaydan community and a journalist.

19:04. Four trucks with Russian troops arrived at the airfield in the village of Novofedorovka, two trucks with pro-Russian activists are also there .

19:02. Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov claims that he now heads the Crimean organization of the Party of Regions .

18:53. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed an order of the Cabinet of Ministers "On additional measures to strengthen control over the movement of people in Ukraine."

18:34. In Crimea, all Ukrainian TV channels, except Tonis, were turned off from analogue broadcasting.

18:26. The United States condemned the situation in Crimea when OSCE military observers received warning shots at a checkpoint near Armyansk.

18:09. In Donetsk, several events took place in parallel today. The largest was the pro-Russian, which brought together several thousand people.

18:02. Ukrainian border guards strengthen border protection with Moldova in the Transnistrian region.

17:56. A representative of the Crimean government, accompanied by a Russian officer and a third party, arrived at the location of the anti-aircraft missile regiment in Yevpatoriya. They set an ultimatum for Ukrainian servicemen to retreat to positions on March 2.

17:49. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are engaged in planned work, movements towards the Crimea were not expected and are not expected.

17:43. Armed people without insignia control the checkpoint of the airfield in Dzhankoy, as well as some objects of the A1387 unit.

17:28. Since the beginning of March, 3.5 thousand people, including 16 journalists, have not been allowed into the territory of Ukraine on the eastern border.

17:22. Activists of the Kharkov Euromaidan and city residents marched along Sumskaya Street. At least 10 thousand people took part in the event.

17:14. After the seizure of the building of the Lugansk Regional State Administration today, March 9, LOGA Chairman Mikhail Bolotskikh wrote a letter of resignation.

16:55. The government allocates 125 million UAH. for one-time cash support to the military personnel of Crimea.

16:48. The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva, headed towards mainland Ukraine.

16:33. The ex-head of the Yukos oil company, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, flew to Kiev and spoke today on the Maidan stage at the People’s Chamber, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko.

15:59 The leader of the Lugansk Guard read out a statement by Mikhail Bolotsky on his resignation.

15:51 Russian troops in the Crimea are trying to impersonate the Ukrainian military.

15:26 In Lugansk, participants in a pro-Russian rally broke into the building of the regional state administration.

15:08 The Russian military, who seized the department of the border service "Black Sea", was replaced by men of Caucasian appearance in civilian clothes, according to preliminary version, the Dagestanis.

14:26 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk leaves for the United States for consultations at the highest level.

13:54 The Russian military released the mobile border post "Massandra" in the Crimea.

13:31 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk declares that Ukraine will not yield a centimeter of its land and will resolve the conflict with Russia exclusively through diplomatic and political means.

13:15 Residents of Sevastopol came to a rally in support of the integrity of Ukraine and against the war. The event was attended by about 100 people.

13:05 Chairman of the Donetsk Regional Council Andriy Shyshatsky insists that the legislation of Ukraine does not provide for local referenda and that "other people's scenarios in the Donbass are not needed."

12:43 In Simferopol, the head of the Crimean Euromaidan, Andrei Shchekun, was arrested.

11:21 At the railway station in Simferopol, the occupants organized a search mechanism for all passengers of trains arriving from the mainland, without exception.

10:42 In the Crimea in the village of Black Sea, the Russian military captured the Ukrainian border outpost.

09:35 In recent days, censorship and physical pressure on journalists of leading Ukrainian TV channels, news agencies, as well as their foreign colleagues, have intensified significantly on the territory of the Crimean peninsula.

08:33 The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine states that the night before, armed aggressors opened fire on the Ukrainian border plane on the administrative border with Crimea.

08:45 A column of military trucks entered Simferopol the day before. There were more than 70 vehicles filled with military vehicles.

01:32 The United States authorized the expropriation of property of foreign individuals and organizations out of court for events in Ukraine.

MARCH 8

23:32 In Crimea, separatists with weapons rob people right on the street: video.

22:59 The prosecutor's office opened a case for beating journalists in the Crimea.

22:42 Moscow faces new sanctions for attempting annexation of Crimea.

22:23 Special services of the Russian Federation intimidate soldiers in the Crimea and break down equipment - GPSU.

21:47 The head of the SBU in Crimea was appointed.

21:37 Klitschko party proposes to immediately close the Ukrainian borders.

21:12 The EU will sign a political association with Ukraine immediately.

20:35 US Army is ready to support Ukraine and its allies in Europe.

19:53 Crimean Tatars asked the US for protection: Be decisive.

18:40 Ukrainian soldiers across the country begin exercises: video.

18:14 Ukraine strengthens the protection of borders from Russian separatists.

17:40 Russian troops from the Crimea invaded the Kherson region.

17:16 In Crimea, Russian special forces opened fire in the presence of the OSCE.

17:08 The blocked Ukrainian military congratulated women on March 8: photo.

17:00 Ukrainian students in 18 languages ​​opposed the war: video.

16:42 In Simferopol, Russian separatists again beat journalists.

16:21. According to the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies, a member of the Information Resistance Organization Dmitry Tymchuk, Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly plans to clean the Crimea from the Ukrainian military until March 16, the date of the referendum in the ARC on the status of the peninsula.

16:15. Participants in Avtomaydan came to the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Odessa, held an anti-war rally, chanting "No to the invaders!" and Putin get!

15:24. Crimean Tatars form their self-defense units.

14:19. Today in Kerch a women's rally "For Peace" was held.


13:48. In Simferopol, representatives of local self-defense fired at activists in a car who arrived at the military commissariat captured by the militants.


13:22. In Moscow, the opposition plans to bring about 50,000 opponents of Russia's military aggression on a march against the war.

12:32. The scenario according to which events unfold in the Crimea is similar to the one that took place earlier in Abkhazia and Ossetia, said the acting Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa.

11:29. In St. Petersburg, on the Champ de Mars, a rally is being held against Russian military intervention in Ukraine: about 300 people gathered for the rally.

11:02 a.m. The situation in Crimea can still be resolved by political means and avoid further escalation of the conflict, said Viktor Chumak, chairman of the committee on combating organized crime and corruption, MP from the UDAR faction.

10:04. Russian filmmakers opposed military aggression in Crimea.

09:37. The Party of Regions, which had a large electoral base in Crimea, should, through its deputies of all levels, try to prevent an illegitimate referendum in Crimea, said MP from the Party of Regions faction Yuri Miroshnichenko.

09:18. Russian special forces seized the checkpoint Shchelkino (Crimea, Cape Kazantip) and took possession of their weapons.

9 a.m. US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Crimean crisis and the Russian military aggression on Ukrainian territory, urging the Kremlin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine.

08:11. Today it is planned to hold the next meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.

08:10. In Sevastopol, Ukrainian soldiers defended the A-2355 military unit from the attack of the so-called self-defense of Crimea and the Russian military.

00:40. Journalists who were near the military unit number 2355 - the tactical group "Crimea", was attacked. As journalist Lilya Burjurova said on her Facebook page, the attack was carried out by “Aksenov’s vigilantes”.

MARCH 7

23:00. In Crimea, the first Crimean Tatar TV channel ATP was disconnected from the Internet.

22:35. The panel of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has begun considering the submission of the acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov on the conformity with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) of the resolution of the Parliament of Crimea On holding the Crimean referendum of March 6, No. 1702-6 / 14.

10:06 p.m. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov insists that the decision of the Supreme Council of Crimea on the intention to join Russia was not initiated from the Kremlin.

21:41. Russian President Vladimir Putin is the guarantor of the security of the Russian world, Russia will not remain indifferent in the event of negative developments in the Crimea. This was broadcast live on Channel 1 by spokesman for the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.

20:51. In the area of ​​Sevastopol, unknown people are trying to capture the command post of the tactical group of Crimea.

19:32. In Crimea, on Lake Donuzlav, seven Ukrainian warships were blocked due to Russian military operations.

18:53. The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council called on program service providers to temporarily refrain from relaying the programs of the Vesti, Russia 22, ORT and RTR-Planet TV channels in their networks until their programs are brought into line with the requirements of Ukrainian legislation.

18:22. And about. President, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Turchinov suspended the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on holding a general Crimean referendum.

6 p.m. The Shevchenkovsky District Court granted the application of the SBU Main Investigative Department to select a preventive measure in the form of two-month detention in respect of the Donetsk separatist Pavel Gubarev.

17:09. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced the recruitment of people in Transnistria to carry out provocations in Odessa and destabilize the situation in the region.

16:50. In Ukraine, the unity campaign “Ukraine raises flags” has started, the participants of which hang the Ukrainian flag on their balcony or window, install it in a car.

16:46. The mayor of the Crimean city of Belogorsk called the referendum on secession from Ukraine illegal, contrary to the Constitution of Ukraine.

16:20. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Russia is adding fuel to the conflict in Ukraine, intending to pass a law on the entry of new federation entities.

15:30. The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said on Friday in Moscow that the parliament made the decision on the referendum independently, that the vote would be fair, and that the observers would be Russians and those they trust.

14:59. 47 European countries condemn the actions of President Vladimir Putin towards Ukraine, called on him to immediately withdraw troops from Crimea and began collecting signatures on the deprivation of the voting rights of the Russian delegation to the Council of Europe.

14:40. Near the building of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kiev, a protest rally was held by the Union of Afghans against Russian aggression against Ukraine. About a hundred picketers lined in front of the entrance to the diplomatic mission building with the banner “No to War”.

13:49. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports that as of March 7, 11 facilities are being blocked by Russian armed forces.

13:30. On Friday morning, the Russian Black Sea Fleet blew up and sank its diving vessel on Lake Donuzlav in the area of ​​the Southern Military Base of the Ukrainian Navy.

12:47 a.m. The speaker of the Crimean parliament owed banks more than 1 billion UAH. - MASS MEDIA

12:20. Today, up to 30 thousand Russian troops are already in the Crimea, said Colonel-General Mikhail Koval, who heads the task force of the State Border Service of Ukraine in the ARC.

11:40. The Investigative Committee of Russia has opened criminal proceedings on the facts of threats against the governors of several regions of the Russian Federation.

11:24. The speaker of the Crimean Parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, in talks with State Duma deputies in Moscow promised to annex all of Ukraine to Russia.

10:43. The speaker of the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matvienko, said she would support the accession of Crimea to Russia. She also claims that the Crimean parliament has the right to declare a referendum.

10:30 a.m. Recent events in Crimea could threaten Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian autonomy communities, said OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities Astrid Torso.

10:06. The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the publication of the US Embassy in Russia, which refutes the speculation of the Russian authorities about the situation in Ukraine.

10:05. In Crimea, the blockade of Ukrainian military units in Simferopol, Kerch, Feodosia, Perevalnoye, Sevastopol, Yevpatoriya and Novoozernoy continues, at that moment the blockade of military units in Bakhchisarai and Saki is not confirmed .

09:50. Chairman of the Council of the Federation of Russia Valentina Matvienko holds a meeting with a delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, headed by chairman Vladimir Konstantinov.

9:30 a.m. Ukrainian midshipman Igor Gulko during the food supply activities of the Slavutich and Ternopol ships, which are under siege by the Russian military, asked his partner to film his conversation with machine gunners, so that later Volodya Putin would not turn on the fool.


07:58. In Kiev, the self-defense of the Maidan took control of the Russian embassy to avoid provocations.

07:33. Near Kiev, unknown persons robbed the house of ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka and staged a pogrom in it.

06:50. In Washington, Ukrainians held a protest against Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.

05:47. The Crimean authorities will not technically be able to hold a referendum on the issue of autonomy becoming part of Russia, which is scheduled for March 16, said Andrei Mager, deputy chairman of the Central Election Commission.

05:16. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in Odessa, police identified firearms and cold steel for participants in protests against the new government.

05:05. According to a number of media reports, in Crimea suddenly lost contact with the Ukrainian military.

05:04. For the first time in 27 years, Odessa will not celebrate International April Fool's Day because of events in Ukraine.

04:19. Dutch authorities have arrested "several hundred million euros" of suspicious Ukrainian assets, Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Deisselblum said. According to him, this applies to money that is associated with enterprises controlled by former representatives of the Ukrainian government of 18 people.

04:13. It became known that British experts are going to Ukraine to investigate corruption by representatives of the old government.

03:25. The GPU launched an investigation into attempts to annex Crimea to Russia.

03:05 a.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama said that Russia cannot ignore calls for help from the Crimea addressed to it and is acting adequately.

01:55. At the airport in Donetsk, unknown people are trying to capture the tower of UkSATSE.

01:08. Ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the Congress of the European People’s Party said that, having lost Ukraine, the world will lose stability.

00:30. British Prime Minister David Cameron does not consider it legitimate to hold a referendum on the status of the Crimea, but states that, in general, progress has been made in the negotiations around the situation in Ukraine.

00:15. In the near future, the US Department of Defense intends to send 12 F-16 fighters to Poland to participate in military maneuvers.

MARCH, 6

23:38. In Kharkov, on Thursday evening, a rally was held against the separation of Crimea from Ukraine.

23:07. The chairman of the Senate, the upper house of the Czech parliament, Milan Stech, said he was canceling his visit to Moscow because of the situation in Ukraine.

10:49 p.m. Canada froze the financial assets of 18 citizens of Ukraine who are suspected of corruption.

22:31. The Ukrainian military managed to block the route of strategic importance Simferopol-Kharkov-Moscow and not to let the Russian Cossacks into the Kherson region.

10:04 p.m. The Sevastopol City Council at an extraordinary meeting decided to join Sevastopol in the Russian Federation as a subject of the Russian Federation.

21:29. The National Security and Defense Council addresses the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting with a request to immediately meet and consider the situation that has developed in the information space and constitutes a threat to national security.

21:18. Interpol received a request from the Ukrainian authorities to include ex-president Viktor Yanukovych on the list of people who should be arrested on charges of abuse of power and "murder."

21:07. About 200 people held a rally near the Donetsk department of the Security Service of Ukraine. They demanded the immediate release of their representative Pavel Gubarev from custody.

20:47. US President Barack Obama said that he considers the referendum announced in Crimea illegal and unconstitutional.

20:39. Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov is categorically against the split of Ukraine and calls on Russia to resolve the conflict through diplomatic means.

20:28. The UK has frozen the financial assets of 18 Ukrainian citizens suspected of embezzlement of budget funds.

20:21. The Central Election Commission has blocked access to the database of voters in Crimea and Sevastopol.

19:59. Russian special forces missed six military vehicles with 200 military vehicles through the Crimea checkpoint today

19:55. The European Union will soon be the political part of the association agreement with Ukraine.

19:34. The EU has suspended negotiations with Russia on visa liberalization and on a new basic agreement.

19:21. Crimean Vice Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said that all state property of Ukraine in the Crimea will be "nationalized."

19:09. Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov suspended the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on a referendum on March 16.

18:59. Ukraine does not consider the military option as a way out of the crisis, said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Brussels

18:52. The Prosecutor General’s Office filed a lawsuit in the District Administrative Court of Kiev on declaring it illegal and canceling the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea of ​​March 6, 2014 “On holding a general Crimean referendum”.

18:39. The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings against Viktor Yanukovych because of his public calls for the seizure of power in Ukraine.

18:25. The Security Service of Ukraine began a pre-trial investigation into the voting of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea for the entry of the ARC into the Russian Federation.

18:11. Armed men in uniform without identification marks released the Ukrainian helicopter they captured on Thursday in Sevastopol.

17:47. The director of the information policy department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Yevhen Perebynis, said that provocations were being prepared in Crimea with the participation of persons dressed in Ukrainian military uniforms.

17:38. The Ukrainian marines in Crimea without weapons forced the local separatists to flee. VIDEO

17:29. The CIS leadership refused on March 7 to hold an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers on the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine.

17:22. The OSCE military mission was stopped by unknown armed persons in civilian clothes near the city of Armyansk.

17:16. The American destroyer USS Truxtun is heading for the Black Sea.

17:11. In Donetsk, the separatist leader Pavel Gubarev was detained.

16:57. Ukraine handed Russia a note demanding to confirm the fact that there were no Russian military personnel outside the locations of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine.

16:49. Putin's plan: why the referendum on the annexation of Crimea to Russia is dangerous

16:43. The United States decided to impose visa restrictions on citizens of Ukraine and Russia, whose actions, according to the White House, threaten the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

16:22. A convoy of vehicles with officers and cadets of the training center of the State Border Service of Ukraine went from Cherkassy to Lugansk and Donetsk border detachments in order to strengthen border control measures at checkpoints.

16:11. The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people calls on the international community to immediately consider the possibility of introducing into the territory of Crimea an international peacekeeping contingent of the UN security forces.

16:08. In Crimea, Channel 5 and 1 + 1 were disconnected from broadcasting.

15:46. The decision on the entry of Crimea into Russia has entered into force, a referendum is needed to confirm it, says First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev.

15:27. The Rusyns of Transcarpathia condemn the aggression of the Russian Federation against sovereign Ukraine under the guise of protecting the rights of national minorities in Ukraine.

15:08. The United States officially imposed sanctions in the form of visa restrictions on Russian officials involved in a threat to the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

15:01. The Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea at an extraordinary meeting adopted a resolution to increase the number of ministries and departments of autonomy.

14:45. The decision to hold a referendum in Crimea is illegal, since the issue of the territorial integrity of Ukraine cannot be considered at local referenda. This was stated by Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko.

14:28. In the area of ​​the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy in Sevastopol, snipers in uniform without identification marks were found.

14:26. The West must understand that for Russia, Ukraine will never be just one of the foreign countries. Overview of the Western media.

1:56 p.m. Anschluss in Russian. What to do Ukraine after the occupation of Crimea

13:49. Flooded ship of the Black Sea Fleet at the exit from Lake Donuzlav. Date: March 6, 2014, writes Lilya Abibulaeva on her Facebook page.

13:47. The decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on joining the peninsula to Russia is not legitimate, said EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinsky.

13:20. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports that as of March 6, 10 objects are being blocked by the armed forces of Russia.

12:50. The seizure of the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration is qualified as actions aimed at forcibly changing the constitutional system and state power.

11:55 a.m. Today, at an extraordinary plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a resolution was adopted to hold a general Crimean referendum on March 16,

11:30 a.m. The Russian military continues to seize and block border units in the Crimea. Last night there was an attack on two more border facilities, the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine (GPSU) reports.

11:20. Russia's actions in relation to Crimea are estimated at tens of billions of dollars, Mikhail Kasyanov, the former head of the Russian government, co-chair of the People’s Freedom Party (RPR-PARNAS), said in an interview with Radio Liberty.

10:11 a.m. The "people's" governor of the Donetsk region, the separatist Pavel Gubarev denied the information about his detention, circulated in some media.

9:34. The Russian military in the Crimea tonight sank the previously decommissioned large anti-submarine ship Ochakov and the rescue tug boat Shakhtar at the entrance to Lake Donuzlav, blocking access to the ships of the Southern Naval Base of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

9:02 a.m. In relation to the commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Vice Admiral Alexander Vitko, the GPU opened criminal proceedings for inciting treason and organizing sabotage in Ukraine.

07:58. The military of the Russian Federation increased the blocking of Ukrainian military units in the Crimea.

06:20. The UN Security Council will hold the fourth meeting of the week on the situation in Ukraine. According to the Security Council’s work schedule on Thursday, the meeting will begin at 14:30 New York time (21:30 Kiev) and will be held behind closed doors.

05:55. Russian musicians Maxim Leonidov, Boris Grebenshchikov, Vyacheslav Butusov, Yuri Shevchuk called for peace and friendship between the peoples of Ukraine and Russia.

05.00. US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron believe that Russia has already begun to pay a price for its actions in Ukraine.

2:30 a.m. Russia's violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty will not go unanswered, US Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks with the Russian Foreign Minister on the situation in Ukraine.

00:19. From the military units in Bakhchisarai, Feodosia, Yevpatoriya, Priozerny and Perevalnoy, the Russian military retreated along with equipment. At the same time, checkpoints continue to be blocked by people in civilian clothes.

THE 5TH OF MARCH

23:37. The leader of the Batkivshchyna party, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko urges to immediately sign an association agreement with the European Union, noting that Ukraine won this right at the cost of the lives of its citizens.

23:32. On the evening of March 5, in Crimea, 35 pieces of equipment with Russian soldiers left the territory near the 36th brigade they were blocking in the Perevalnoye village of Simferopol.

22:36. A referendum on the status of Crimea at gunpoint will be illegitimate and will not be recognized by Ukraine and the entire democratic world. This was stated by the leader of the Fatherland Party, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

21:49. Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Ukraine Robert Serry returns from Crimea to Kiev after the incident in Simferopol.

21:29. NATO suspends and restricts some practical military cooperation measures with Russia, but intensifies partnership with Ukraine. This was announced by Alliance Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen after a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council.

21:05. The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine will not extradite Russia to Right Sector Leader Dmitry Yarosh, who was put on the international wanted list in the Russian Federation for allegedly calling for extremism and terrorism, the department said.

20:46. The Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kiev granted the request of the pre-trial investigation authorities to detain Sergei Aksyonov, the Speaker of the Crimean Parliament, and Vladimir Konstantinov, Speaker of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

20:30. In Donetsk, pro-Russian activists beat supporters of collegiality.

19:20. The GPU appealed the scandalous decisions of the Sevastopol City Council.

7 p.m. 5 Russian ships were unloaded in Crimea per day.

18:55. Carrying out anti-Ukrainian propaganda to justify its actions against Ukraine, the Russian leadership humiliates its people - Foreign Ministry

18:26 . The assault by the pro-Russian forces of the Nikolaev Regional State Administration and the Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies, to hang the Russian flag there and call the troops of the Russian Federation "to the aid", failed.

18:25. Today in Donetsk at least 10 thousand people marched on Lenin Square for the unity of Ukraine and against the invasion of Russia. People chanted “Ukraine!”, “Donetsk is Ukraine!”, “Unity!”, “There is no war!”.

18:10. In Crimea, “Aksyonov’s self-defense” blocked the OSCE representative for freedom of speech, Dunyu Miyatovich, who met with the editors of the Crimean media and social activists in the building of the Ukraine hotel in Simferopol.

6 p.m. In Donetsk, participants in a pro-Russian rally re-stormed the building of the regional state administration and regional council.

17:45 . Colonel-General Mikhail Koval, Director of the Personnel Department of the State Border Service of Ukraine, was kidnapped by Russian bikers near a military unit near Yalta.

17:40. If the Crimean Tatars are in danger, Turkey will be the first country to come to their aid - Turkish Foreign Ministry

17:20. In Kherson, on Freedom Square, a rally is held for the integrity of Ukraine and against the interference of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the internal affairs of Ukraine.

16:50. The actions of the Russian leadership in Ukraine are largely dictated by the desire to distract the Russian population from the impending economic crisis and the accompanying deterioration in the economic situation of Russians, said former Minister of Economy of the Russian Federation Andrei Nechaev.

16:30. Kherson Regional Council condemned separatism and supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

15:59. The Russian authorities did not enter negotiations with Ukraine to resolve the interstate conflict.

15:40. The Ukrainian corvette "Ternopil", located in the Sevastopol Bay, was completely cut off from land by armed men in military uniform without identification marks.

15:35. Investigators of the SBU administration in the Nikolaev region opened criminal proceedings on the facts of numerous appeals in printed leaflets and social networks on the organization on March 5 by activists of pro-Russian movements of the "Not a Step Back" action in the center of Nikolaev.

3:05 p.m. Women in Crimea held a rally for peace.

14:50. In Crimea, there is a rotation of the Russian military.

14:30. The situation in Simferopol is becoming tense. On the Russian side, provocations and attempts to interfere with journalists in their work began.

14:23. In Sevastopol, massively dress up aunts in Ukrainian military uniforms.

14:14. The Australian authorities allowed Ukrainian citizens temporarily in the territory of this country to ask for an extension of their visas until stability is restored in their homeland.

13:48. Today in Kharkov, a procession for peace and tranquility in Ukraine took place. About a hundred protesters carried flags of Kharkov and Ukraine, as well as the posters "I am against any intrusion", "Kharkov - peace, Ukraine - unity", "No to innocent deaths."

13:17. The Ukrainian corvette "Ternopil", located in the Sevastopol Bay, was completely cut off from land by armed men in military uniform without identification marks.

13:15. Crimean Tatars help the Ukrainian military in Bakhchisarai.

12:55. People in military uniforms without identification marks in the Crimea have nothing to do with the Russian army, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

12:45. The State Border Service records cases of looting by the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

12:30 a.m. Eight units of the State Border Service of Ukraine are currently blocked by the military of the Russian Federation.

12:25. The state border service fully controls the situation at the border. Over the past day, about 500 provocateurs from Russia were not allowed into Ukraine.

12:10. The police evacuated Russian nationalists from the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.

11:35 a.m. The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine reported suspicion of a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, ex-commander of the Ukrainian Navy Denis Berezovsky.

11:30 a.m. The US Embassy in Russia denied the points of propaganda by the Kremlin.

11:20. Consultations on Ukraine’s security guarantees will be held in Paris today in accordance with the Budapest Memorandum, which was signed by the United States, Great Britain, Russia and Ukraine in 1994.

11 a.m. Last night, Russian troops destroyed objects in an anti-aircraft missile regiment on Fiolent in Sevastopol.

10:57. In the Nikolaev and Zaporizhzhya regions, it is planned to seize the regional state administrations. This was announced at a meeting of the Cabinet by the governors Nikolai Romanchuk and Valery Baranov.

10:20. Last night, four helicopters — one Ka-27 and three Mi-14, as well as three aircraft — two AN-26 and one B-12, were transferred from the Sakskaya part, where the aviation brigade is located, to the mainland. But the unit itself is still surrounded by armed people.

09:55. The Office of the United Nations for Refugees said it did not have data on "flows of Ukrainian refugees" to Russia.

08:55. Representatives of the Ukrainian community in Greece turned to the Embassy of Ukraine in Greece, who handed over a list of 22 people who expressed a desire to participate in voluntary mobilization.

08:41. US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for direct negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, given the military actions of Moscow in Crimea.

08:34. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Andrei Zubov, professor of the Department of Philosophy at MGIMO, has been hired after the publication of the anti-war article.

08:19. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss the situation in Ukraine on March 5 in Paris.

08:13. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks released a report on events in Ukraine, in which he acknowledged that the protests were not peaceful, but accused the authorities of excessive use of force and gross violation of human rights.

07:54. The Prosecutor General asked the EU High Representative to support Ukraine’s efforts to establish, arrest and return funds to Ukraine.

07:32. Ukrainian border guards resumed operation of the Crimea checkpoint.

07:21. The Prime Ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary on Tuesday the European Union and the NATO Alliance to help Ukraine and maintain unity, facing a "dangerous event that threatens peace and security in Europe."

06:26. Russia's actual invasion of Ukraine may be tantamount to its withdrawal from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. This was stated by the chairman of the Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Isabel Santos.

05:20. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe sends a group of military observers to Ukraine.

04:48. The Government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is not yet ready to respond to the proposal for negotiations with representatives of the Verkhovna Rada, since the authorities in Kiev do not consider it legitimate. This was stated by Prime Minister of the ARC Sergei Aksenov.

04:10. Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General Robert Serry arrived in Crimea.

02:50. The Ukrainian Crimea checkpoint, which was blocked by Russian troops on the eve, resumed its work.

02:21. The arguments cited by Russian President Vladimir Putin in favor of the decision to send Russian troops to Ukraine "will not mislead anyone." This was stated in Washington by US President Barack Obama.

01:57. Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko calls the Black Sea Fleet of Russia a source of instability and a threat to the security of Ukraine.

01:09. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ordered to stop preparations for joint military exercises with Russia due to the invasion of Russian troops in the Ukrainian Crimea.

01:06. On the air of the Russian English-language television channel Russia Today, the presenter of the information program condemned the military campaign of Russian President Vladimir Putin and complained of complete misinformation in the media.

00:56. European Parliament President Martin Schulz calls on all parties to resolve the crisis in Ukraine and believes that German Chancellor Angela Merkel could become the main mediator in the negotiations.

00:33. The White House reported on what kind of assistance the US is ready to provide to Ukraine.

00:32. The USA and the EU delivered Russia an ultimatum to Crimea.

MARCH 4

23:11. Today, at a crowded rally in Donetsk, people chanted: "Glory to Ukraine!", "Donetsk - Ukraine!", "Ukraine - ponad mustache!" and other patriotic slogans.

10:05 p.m. The Ukrainian singer and public figure Ruslana Lyzhichko, who from the first to the last day supported Maidan, is recognized as the most courageous woman on the planet.

21:27. The Kiev District Administrative Court ruled that the decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on the appointment of Sergei Aksyonov as the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the ARC and the holding of a referendum on the expansion of the autonomy's powers were illegal.

21:07. Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko emphasized that the new government of Ukraine is absolutely legitimate, and this fact has been recognized by the entire democratic world. She stated this in response to a question about the accusations of Russian President Vladimir Putin about an allegedly unconstitutional coup in Ukraine.

20:36. According to the Ministry of Defense, in Crimea, armed men in tow approached the side of the Ukrainian Navy’s ship Slavutich, but the crew gave a force back, the agency’s press service said.

20:22. Russia must protect the rights of ethnic Russians in Crimea, if their violation occurs, in a constant dialogue with the new government of Ukraine and the international community, and not with weapons, said US Secretary of State John Kerry in Kiev.

20:17. Russia should continue to comply with all international obligations in relations with Ukraine, despite the fact that power has changed in the country, said Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko, commenting on a 1 + 1 broadcast today’s words of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the right of the Russian Federation to send troops into Ukraine.

7 p.m. Crimean Tatars are concerned about possible provocations against them in the Crimea, which could further increase tension on the peninsula. This was stated today by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Valeriya Lutkovskaya following a visit to Crimea and a meeting with the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov.

6 p.m. Today, in solidarity with the Ukrainian sailors and members of their families, who in Crimea protect the command headquarters, military units and ships of the Navy of Ukraine, the flag of the Ukrainian Navy is hoisted on the flagpole of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

16:08. The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovskaya recommends that the parliament resume the activities of the special commission on Crimea and stop seeing the Black Sea coast in the peninsula, and not people.

15:30. The actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Crimea fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

15:20. The command center of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine owns all information about the air situation over the territory of Ukraine and controls the movement of all aircraft in the airspace of the state.

14:50. Proclaimed himself to be the Donetsk "people's governor" Pavel Gubarev fell under the article.

2:30 p.m. By phone of the regional council hot line, they have already expressed a desire to come to Lviv region for temporary residence of 29 families from the Crimea. This is 105 people, of which 45 are children.

14:20. About 100 Russian nationalists tried to infiltrate the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, where the new governor of the region, Igor Baluta, was introduced today.

13:46. SBU Chairman Valentin Nalyvaichenko refutes information that the Russian military is already on mainland Ukraine.

13:34. Putin considers the illegally appointed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksenov a legitimate representative of the authorities on the peninsula.

13:33. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that people in camouflage uniforms blocking Ukrainian military facilities in Crimea are representatives of "local self-defense forces."

13.20. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that at present, Russian troops will not be entered into Ukraine.

13:15. On the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Chernihiv region double control is established.

12:43. The State Border Service of Ukraine has established enhanced control at the entrance to the Crimea. Three checkpoints and border patrols were deployed.

12:28. They promise to issue passports of the Russian Federation after renouncing citizenship of Ukraine.

10:36. The head of the "United Diaspora of Azerbaijanis of Ukraine" Hikmet Javadov said that the Azerbaijanis of Ukraine are ready to defend the territorial integrity of the country.

10:30 a.m. Only the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine can decide on the attraction of foreign troops to the country

10:10 a.m. This morning, the Russian military blocked the way for Ukrainians who were trying to get to their jobs at Belbek Airport. This airport was blocked by the Russian military three days ago.

09:55. The Russian channel cut out words about Ukraine from the Oscar broadcast.

09:40. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is ready to engage in dialogue with the Crimean authorities if Russian troops are withdrawn.

9:30 a.m. Today, the Verkhovna Rada at a plenary meeting plans to create a negotiating group of MPs for negotiations with Russia.

09:20. In the Streletskaya Bay of Sevastopol, where the ships of the Sevastopol Naval Base of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are deployed, Ukrainian sailors discovered about 20 submarine saboteurs this morning.

08:30. The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, President of Russia Vladimir Putin ordered the troops and formations participating in the military exercises to return to their places of permanent deployment.

08:00. Not a single military unit, not a single garrison or ship fulfilled the ultimatum of the Russian military to surrender weapons and swear allegiance to the self-proclaimed "Crimean government" or to leave the service.

07:20. "We made it clear that President Obama told President Putin that, although we strongly condemn the actions taken by Russia, there is a way out of this situation. To get out of this situation, we need a direct dialogue with the sovereign government of Ukraine, the withdrawal of troops, the restoration of sovereignty and territorial the integrity of Ukraine and the use of all the resources of international organizations - such as the UN and the OSCE - to resolve all issues that may arise in connection with the current situation in Ukraine, "said the Deputy Secretary of State USA, Victoria Nuland.

06:46 a.m. The National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine is ready to boycott the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi if Russia does not withdraw its troops from the territory of Ukraine.

06:01. The US is preparing a billion-dollar loan guarantee for Ukraine.

05:29. Yuri Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, said that the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine suggests preparations for a possible military invasion in other parts of the country.

04:55. China advocates the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of the country and respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

04:28. Until the conflict around Ukraine was resolved, the United States froze any negotiations with Russia on trade and investment.

03:36. Russia intends to discuss with Ukraine the situation around Ukraine and ways out of the crisis, provided that the agreement of February 21 is implemented and the country's political forces are widely represented in the negotiation process.

03:15. US President Barack Obama said the United States and its allies are discussing possible measures to isolate Russia, which sent troops to the Crimea.

02:12. US Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power to the UN Security Council said Russia had committed an act of aggression against Ukraine, citing the "imaginary threat."

01:44. The State Border Service of Ukraine said that the Russian military broke through the border in Kerch.

01:32. The US representative to the UN Security Council, Samantha Power, put under the words of the representative of Russia Vitaly Churkin about the request of the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine, noting that the words diverge from reality.

01:00. And about. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Tenyukh declares that the Russian Federation has increased its contingent in the territory of Crimea to 16 thousand military personnel.

00:59. Representatives of the Russian authorities do not believe that Viktor Yanukovych may again become president of Ukraine. This was stated today by the representative of Russia to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin at the third emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

MARCH, 3RD

23:09. Russia does not violate international agreements, and its actions in Crimea are adequate, and Viktor Yanukovych asked the Russian troops of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Churkin, representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, said at today's meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

22:45. In Odessa, activists removed the flag of Russia from the building of the regional state administration, after which the opponents and supporters of federalization dispersed.

21:58. Armed soldiers of the Russian Federation in vans and trucks broke through the border at the checkpoint "Crimea-Kuban."

21:25. The Ukrainian military intercepted a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and the Russian command, which manages operations in the Crimea.

21:05. The Russian Federation continues to increase its military presence in Crimea, President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov.

18:50. Dr. Komarovsky turned to Russia and asked to change his mind.

18:40. The personnel of two ships of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - the Ternopil corvette and the Slavutich control ship - declared allegiance to the Ukrainian people.

18:10. 68% of Ukrainians are convinced that Ukraine and the Russian Federation should be independent, but friendly states - with open borders, a visa-free regime and a lack of customs control.

17:20. The State Border Service has strengthened control measures on the border with Russia.

5 p.m. On the territory of Russia, on the border with the Kharkov, Lugansk and Donetsk regions, there is an accumulation of military equipment, the governor of the Rostov region is expanding reception centers for refugees, which may indicate the planning of a further military invasion.

16:55. Current legislation does not provide for the possibility of appointing and holding local referenda, the CEC reports.

16:03. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that preparations for the military invasion of Ukraine have been going on for the past four years.

15:58. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk says the Ukrainian government is ready for constructive negotiations with the Russian side.

15:30. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reports that unknown persons under the guise of the Ukrainian side are planning to kill 3-4 Russian soldiers on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the night of March 3 in order to legalize the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine.

14:50. On March 3, despite pressure from the military of the Russian Federation, members of the Feodosia Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment solemnly raised the national flag of Ukraine, performed the national anthem and noted that they remained faithful to the oath of Ukrainian people.

14:35. The largest in the Crimea, the independent Black Sea shopping and entertainment center was disconnected from the air today.

2:30 p.m. The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine is asking Russian colleagues not to interfere in the energy supply system in Crimea, as this can lead to grave consequences.

1:59 p.m. Donetsk regional council supported the referendum in the field on expanding the powers of local authorities, but did not approve the date of the referendum.

1:55 p.m. Odessa Regional Council condemned the introduction of Russian troops into Ukraine.

13:46. Ships of the Black Sea Fleet blocked the Ternopol corvette and the Slavutich control ship in the Sevastopol Bay.

13:40. If Russia proceeds with active operations in Ukraine, then this will most likely be a ground operation, said Valentin Badrak, director of the Army Research, Conversion and Disarmament Center

13:30. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that information is currently being received on the preparation of new provocations against the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

13:21. Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want to bring the situation in Crimea to military action, and if the United States demonstrates its willingness to use force, it will back down, said Valentin Badrak, director of the Army Research, Conversion and Disarmament Center.

13:20. The leader of Russian nationalists of Donetsk Pavel Gubarev threatened the leadership of the region with a war.

13:00. Over the past day, there have been isolated cases of the arrival of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in violation of international standards and agreements.

12:55. Ukraine made a mistake by abandoning nuclear weapons without having built a powerful technological deterrence shield in return - ex-deputy defense minister Vladimir Tereshchenko.

12:50. The representative of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation requires the command of the military unit in Belbek that the military take the side of the Crimean government and put an ultimatum before 4 pm on Monday.

12:40. The Chairman of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine Igor Samsin called on judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to observe the oath and fulfill their duties in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine "On the judicial system and status of judges."

12:35. 2 officers of the Sevastopol Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were injured in explosions of light-noise grenades thrown at them by the Russian military.

12:07. Video communication with the Russian military in the Crimea.

11:42. British Prime Minister David Cameron is gathering a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on Monday due to the situation in Ukraine.

11:36. And about. President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov fired the head of the SBU in Sevastopol Petro Zima, the press service of the president.

11:27 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called US President Barack Obama and said that Russian President Vladimir Putin lives in a "different world."

11:16. Today in Sevastopol there was an attempt to capture the headquarters of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

11:12. 20 Russian-speaking writers of Kharkov opposed the Russian intervention in Ukraine. This was reported by literary critic Yuri Volodarsky.

10:57. The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States (countries are members of the G8, like Russia), as well as the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission issued an official statement condemning Russia's actions in Crimea.

10:49 a.m. The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against the leader of the Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh.

10:36. In Donetsk, near the building of the regional state administration, a pro-Russian rally gathered.

10:12. Armed people block the Ukrainian military unit number 2904 in Bakhchisarai. This information was confirmed by the unit commander Vladimir Sadovnik.

10:07. On the territory of Crimea, there are already more than 15 thousand military personnel of Russia and approximately 50 pieces of equipment, among which there are armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers.

09:57. Russia repeats the tactics of the Abkhazian scenario in Crimea, however, in Ukraine and already at other times, it is far from successful in everything, the story says.

09:55. Last night, a group of Russian combat aircraft entered the airspace of Ukraine.

9:30 a.m. In Crimea, several Ukrainian units were attacked overnight.

09:10. In Crimea, the personnel of the State Border Service of Ukraine continues to serve and remains faithful to the oath to the Ukrainian people.

08:24. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland will represent the United States at a special OSCE meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

07:56. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski will hold an extraordinary meeting of the National Security Council on Ukraine on Monday.

06:58. On Sunday in New York, a series of protests against the Russian invasion of Crimea, united by the motto "Freedom March to the Russian Consulate."

06:36 a.m. At night, unknown armed people tried to get into the territory of the Kerch Marine Guard Unit.

05:58. US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron believe that Russia's actions in Crimea are unacceptable. Politicians came to this conclusion during a telephone conversation

05:09. Ukraine is ready to give Crimea as many powers as it can "overpower". About it the People’s Deputy of the Fatherland faction Sergey Sobolev.

04:34. The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine warns servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that surrender of weapons, abandonment of military equipment and places of deployment will be regarded as treason.

03:46 a.m. Seven leading countries of the world in a joint statement condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and canceled preparations for the G8 summit in Sochi, scheduled for June this year.

03:15. Lviv invites Crimeans to wait out the conflict. The head of the regional council called on residents of the Lviv region to take Crimeans to themselves until the conflict is resolved.

02:41. The leaders of Ukrainian media groups sent an open letter to the leaders of Russian national channels with an appeal to be objective.

01:38. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent his first deputy Jan Eliasson to Ukraine.

01:11. Ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko does not believe that Russia will start a war with Ukraine. Since, according to her, President Vladimir Putin understands that declaring war on Ukraine, he also declares war on the United States and Great Britain.

00:50. Russian special forces used grenades against the Ukrainian military in Crimea

00:18. US Secretary of State flies to Kiev.

00:05. Merkel accused Putin of intervention, he agreed to a dialogue.

2ND OF MARCH

23:54. The GPU appealed in court the appointment of Aksyonov as the head of the Council of Ministers of Crimea.

23:23. China respects the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry said

23:01. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier does not believe that a turn in the Crimean conflict is impossible. "We can still distract further escalation," the politician said on the air of the first channel of German television ARD.

10:59 p.m. The press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine posted a message in support of the Ukrainian military in Crimea on its Facebook page. "We don’t know whether you will hear us now, guys who said that they would stand until the last in the Crimea. It is important that you know how proud Ukrainians are, how much we support you, how much we admire your courage," the appeal says.

10:30 p.m. NATO calls on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine and abandon plans for invading any of the country's regions. The Secretary General of the Alliance, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, announced such results of the NATO meeting at the level of defense ministers.

21:55. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is considering the possibility of introducing a temporary closure of the state border with Russia. This was stated by First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema. “Now the issue of blocking the border is being resolved, another possibility is the introduction of stringent conditions for its crossing for Russians,” he stressed.

21:34. Locum Tenens of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Onufry of Chernivtsi and Bukovinsky, appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to prevent bloodshed and fratricide.

21:22. Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek told Russian Ambassador Sergey Kiselev that Prague considers Russia's actions against Crimea and other regions of Ukraine inadequate and aggressive.

20:43. The current position of the citizens of Ukraine demonstrates that the country is united, and foreign aggression is doomed to failure. This was stated by the leader of the UDAR faction Vitali Klitschko in his address to the Ukrainians.

20:28. The commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Denis Berezovsky, in the presence of the self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksenov and Russian television cameras, took the oath of allegiance to "residents of the Crimea and the city of Sevastopol."

20:00. An emergency meeting of the OSCE is meeting today. A meeting of members of the organization should be held in Vienna (Austria).

19:59. During the rally in support of the integrity of Ukraine, thousands of people in Dnepropetrovsk sang the anthem of Ukraine: video

19:39. The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovskaya went to Crimea to meet with the leadership of the Mejlis, public activists and members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

19:29. Ukrainian army prepares to defend the country from Russian aggression: video

19:23. About 15 thousand residents of Sumy went to the rally in support of the unity of Ukraine and against the aggression of Russia. It is reported by UNIAN.

19:13. Calling himself prime minister of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov said that the Ukrainian military on the peninsula "in droves" is beginning to support its autonomy, others will face criminal liability.

18:55. Protests of Russians against Russian aggression in Ukraine were held in Moscow and St. Petersburg. About 300 protesters in Moscow were detained, including for singing the Ukrainian anthem. The protesters explained that they did not want to be cannon fodder for the implementation of the imperial plans of Vladimir Putin.

18:43. Propaganda in action: "Sagaidachny" did not go over to the side of the Russian Federation.

18:37. US Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Russia's "unprecedented act of aggression" against Ukraine and warned that this could be followed by "very serious retaliatory actions" by America and other countries, including sanctions that would lead to Russia's economic isolation.

18:16. The Presidential Council criticized the idea of ​​invading Ukraine. The use of external military force in connection with the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine contradicts Russia's international obligations. This is discussed in a statement by members of the Presidential Public Council on the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights in connection with the events in Ukraine.

17:55. In Crimea, the headquarters of the Azov-Black Sea Regional Administration and the Simferopol border detachment of the State Border Service of Ukraine were captured. With the support of the armed soldiers of Russia, a large number of unknowns stormed the headquarters, broke down all the doors, destroyed workstations and communications.

17:15. Thousands of Kharkiv citizens walked along the central streets of the city, chanting "Putina get!". It is reported by glavnoe.ua.

16:03. The Small Academy of Sciences calls on Ukrainians to convey objective information about events in Ukraine to the Russians using mobile communications. The academy team made such an appeal.

16:01. The leader of the Aquarium group Boris Grebenshchikov on his Facebook page recalled that Orthodox Christians today celebrate Forgiveness Sunday. There are no problems that cannot be resolved peacefully; there is always a solution that will allow avoiding loss of life, the musician emphasized. And he added: "Against the aggression of Putin’s Russian Federation in Ukraine! Against the occupation of Crimea! Against drawing in a suicidal war."

15:59. A rally of solidarity with Ukraine near the building of the Russian Embassy in Minsk ended in mass detentions. This was reported by the Belarusian edition of Nasha Niva. Shortly before the start of the action, seven journalists of independent publications and three public activists were detained at the embassy

15:34. 300 protesters against Russian aggression in Ukraine detained in Moscow.

15:14. The businessman, owner of SCM, Rinat Akhmetov called for everything possible to maintain the integrity of Ukraine.

15:08. The French Foreign Minister said that further membership of Russia in the G8 is in question, and called for abandoning the "rattling of arms."

15:04. The command of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine decided to transfer the internal troops to an enhanced version of the service due to the situation in the Crimea.

14:56. Today, people in military uniform cordoned off the territory of the military unit of the Marine Corps A-0669 in Kerch. Rumors that the battalion surrendered or disarmed do not correspond to reality.

14:35. The decision of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to support the appeal of President Vladimir Putin on the introduction of a "limited military contingent" of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine violates a number of international documents. This is stated in the appeal of the Ukrainian Association of International Law.

14:33. Ukrainian sailors prevented the export of weapons from the military unit of the 191st training detachment of the Ukrainian Navy.

14:29. NATO today holds an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in the Crimea.

14:18. The Ukrainian marines in Feodosia strengthened the perimeter of the unit: trenches, barriers from concrete blocks of curbs and tires with loopholes for machine gun firing are visible.

14:13. Dalia Grybauskaite and Bronislaw Komorowski consider the preservation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine an important condition for international security in the region.

14:06. The military without identification marks blocked the military unit of the Ukrainian coastal defense in Perevalnoye.

14:02. The airspace of Ukraine is closed to non-civil aviation, but open to civilians.

13:51. Ukraine did not give the Russian Federation permission to introduce an additional contingent of six thousand troops.

13:45. Thousands of protests against the invasion of the Russian army in Ukraine take place in Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk.

13:39. Despite ultimatums from the Russian military leadership, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Crimea remain in their places of deployment.

13:38. The information circulated in some foreign media that Ukrainian servicemen left their military units on the territory of Crimea does not correspond to reality.

13:15. 10 thousand residents of Nikolaev came out to support the unity of Ukraine.

13:12. The Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on the support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other armed groups.

13:05. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a statement regarding the situation in Crimea.

12:59 a.m. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted an appeal to the parliaments of the state-guarantors of security of Ukraine and international organizations.

12:56. The actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Crimea will be recorded for the possible transfer of materials to the international court.

12:49 p.m. An extraordinary meeting of the parliament ended; the issue of imposing martial law or a state of emergency was not discussed.

12:45. In Moscow, security forces detained 40 protesters against the Russian war with Ukraine near the building of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

12:24. Officers and midshipmen of the Navy Academy of Ukraine named after Nakhimov in Sevastopol refused to surrender weapons.

12:00 p.m. In Kiev, the People's Chamber began. The main issue is aggression from Russia and the situation in the southeastern regions. Ukraine.

11:40. The leader of the rock band Time Machine, Andrei Makarevich, is warning Russia against a fratricidal war with Ukraine’s closest neighbor. In an interview with Echo of Moscow, the musician noted that the fighters must understand that in Ukraine they will meet with the patriots of their country.

11:31. In Simferopol, near the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy and near the building of the Council of Ministers in Crimea, a few actions of pro-Russian forces take place.

10:41 a.m. The headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy fully controls military units in the Crimea.

10:01 . The Russian military tried to get into the military units of the internal troops of Ukraine in Crimea under the pretext of providing normal living conditions.

09:53 . The Russian military and Cossacks demand to lay down their arms from the battalion of the Marine Corps of the Ukrainian Navy in Feodosia. In case of failure to fulfill the ultimatum, the Marine Corps is threatened with an assault.

09:34. The Ukrainian military in the Crimea, representatives of the Russian occupation forces offer Russian citizenship.

08:21. The Russian military controls the checkpoint on the borders of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and has extended an alarm system against people trying to get into Crimea on their own.

07:45. And about. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa asked the NATO leadership to consider all possible ways to protect the country's territorial integrity.

07:00 a.m. US State Department Secretary John Kerry predicts a sharp deterioration in US-Russian relations if Russia escalates into the conflict in Ukraine.

06:25. The personnel of the 1st battalion of the Marine Corps of the Ukrainian Navy in Feodosia (Crimea) at a general meeting decided to stand for Ukraine until the last sailor, said a former officer of the Ukrainian Navy Miroslav Mamchak.

05:55. According to regional media, in Crimea, the former Dzhankoy airfield also came under the control of the Russian military.

05:34. Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars need to unite their efforts because of threats of loss of statehood due to Russian intervention in the internal affairs of Ukraine and Crimea, the right sector is talking to representatives of the Crimean Tatar people.

05:10. In Crimea, unknown persons seized the permanent mission of the President of Ukraine, said the representative of the head of state on the peninsula, Sergey Kunitsyn.

04:39. According to the Russian opposition TV channel Dozhd, budget workers in Moscow are being forced to rally today in support of Russian military intervention in Ukraine.

04:00. Canada recalled the ambassador from Russia and refused to participate in the G8 summit.

00:54. Three ex-presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko called on authorities to break the Kharkov agreements on the deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, signed by Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Yanukovych in 2010. This is stated in a joint statement by the former leaders of the country on the situation around the Crimea.

03:19. All further responsibility for the escalation of violence in Ukraine due to a possible armed conflict on Ukrainian territory will rest directly with the leadership of Russia, the heads of Ukrainian churches openly address the latest events in Ukraine, published on the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate.

02:47 a.m. In the United States, the collection of signatures on sanctions against Russia and its officials began due to the situation in Crimea.

02:24. The decision to appoint Sergey Aksenov as the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the decision of the Donetsk City Council to hold a referendum on the future of Donbass, and the decision to hold a referendum on the status of Crimea and the resignation of the autonomy government are illegitimate, said Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko.

01:56. Russia's current actions are aimed at overthrowing the new government of Ukraine, said Andrei Illarionov, a former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

01:54. In Ukraine, general mobilization began, military enlistment offices began to work.

01:53. The Consul General of the Russian Federation denied the statement of the Federation Council on victims in the Crimea.

01:17. US President Barack Obama said that further violation of Ukrainian sovereignty by Russia will affect the position of the Russian Federation in the international arena and may lead to its isolation.

01:15. In Dnepropetrovsk, thousands of citizens took to the anti-Putin march.

01:00. NATO is going to an emergency meeting because of Russian aggression.

00:01. In Simferopol, the airport was partially unblocked.

MARCH 1

22:15. It became known that more than 70 people were injured during the assault on the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.

21:55. Metropolitan of Chernivtsi and Bukovinsky, Locum Tenens of the Kiev Metropolitan Department Onufry addressed the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill: “I appeal to you, Your Holiness, with a request to do everything possible to prevent the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine.”

21:45. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk met with the Minister of Defense and the Foreign Minister, after which he announced that Europe was on the verge of a “black scenario” and said that Ukraine deserved maximum and full support.

21:05. Yulia Tymoshenko proposed an action plan: 1. Call on the UN Security Council to immediately convene a meeting in Kiev. 2. To turn to the EU with a proposal to urgently convene the Council of Ministers of the EU or the EU summit in the Livadia Palace in Crimea. 3. To accept an appeal to the EU with a proposal to immediately sign an association agreement with Ukraine. 4. Decide on Ukraine’s readiness to sign agreements with the EU. 5. Turn to the West with a request to immediately begin to implement the conditions of the Budapest memorandum on security guarantees, given the presence of nuclear power facilities in Ukraine.

20:55. As of March 1, 2014, the Russian migration service allegedly recorded more than 143 thousand refugees from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

20:45. In Dzhankoy, Russian troops occupied the former airfield; KamAZ trucks with Russian numbers are constantly moving in the territory. Along the perimeter there are military men with machine guns and machine guns, the Center for Journalistic Investigations reports.

20:25. In Moscow, five people were detained, who came out with the so-called "single pickets" in protest against the Russian war with Ukraine.

20:05. And about. President of Ukraine Turchinov said that State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin told him in a telephone conversation: Russia is ready for military aggression against Ukraine if force is used "against civilians of Ukraine who live in the territory of Crimea and the East."

20:00. In Kiev, hundreds of people picket the Russian Embassy in Ukraine.

19:30. Today in Simferopol, a group of armed people captured the House of Trade Unions. The editors of the Center for Investigative Journalism are located there.

19:40. The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Crimea, on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, began issuing Russian passports to employees of the special forces of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs "Berkut".

7 p.m. According to eyewitnesses, some people in camouflage uniforms with St. George ribbons, as well as the Golden Eagle with machine guns, blocked the entrance to the Crimea. They searched the car and ordered it to go back without letting it onto the peninsula.

18:50. Vitali Klitschko urged the Rada to convene an emergency meeting and denounce the treaty of friendship and cooperation with Russia and the basing of the Russian fleet in Crimea.

18:40. “Russia's decision to deploy troops in Ukraine is the basis for convening a NATO council,” said Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linus Linkevicius.

6 p.m. At 21:00 Kiev time, on the initiative of the United Kingdom, the UN Security Council will convene to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

17:45. On Sunday, at 10:00, an extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will be held.

17:30. The Federation Council decided to give consent to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the use of the Armed forces in Ukraine.

17:18. In Kherson, more than 400 people gathered for a rally "against violence and fascism in Ukraine" and for unification with Russia and Belarus, which took place on Saturday on Freedom Square near the building of the regional state administration and regional council.

16:31. Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation an appeal on the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine until the normalization of the socio-political situation in this country.

16:40. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is ready to enter into negotiations with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation with a view to resolving the situation in Crimea and preventing violation of the laws of Ukraine, said the acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Tenyukh.

16:01. Russia refuses to take part in the negotiations within the framework of the Budapest memorandum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa. Britain and the United States are ready to talk.

15:40. In connection with the statement of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the events in Crimea on March 1, in particular, about the alleged attempt to seize the building of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Crimea on the night of March 1 by "unknown armed persons sent from Kiev," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine officially states that the information circulated by the Russian side is not true.

15:20. And about. President Alexander Turchinov appointed Denis Berezovsky, commander of the Navy.

4 p.m. A large group of people with pro-Russian slogans and flags of the Russian Federation attacked and seized the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.

14:45. In Nikolaev, several thousand people came to a rally to the memorial complex to the heroes of Alshans with an appeal to separate Nikolaev from Ukraine, having organized a new federal formation together with Odessa and Kherson.

14:41. Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko does not exclude the option of introducing limited troops into Ukraine, but emphasizes that the decision is up to the president of the Russian Federation.

14:29. At 12:45 armed men in the form of special forces in the amount of about 300 people in full combat gear attempt to capture the Sevastopol detachment of the Marine Guard.

14:18. There were no attempts to capture the building of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Crimea on the night of March 1.

14:05. Pro-Russian activists stormed the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, removed the Ukrainian flag from the flagpole and hung the Russian one.

1:59 p.m. The People’s Deputy from the Party of Regions Sergey Tigipko flew to Moscow to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the situation in Crimea.

13:54. The Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Crimea was temporarily headed by Igor Avrutsky.

13:41. The State Duma Council adopted an appeal to the President of the Russian Federation with a request to take measures to stabilize the situation in Crimea, "to protect the population from violence and arbitrariness."

13:34. Sergei Aksenov, calling himself the prime minister of Crimea, admitted that the military of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was involved in the protection of important autonomy facilities.

13:06. In connection with the appeal of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Sergey Aksenov to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on assistance in ensuring peace in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the administration of the head of the Russian state said that "Russia will not leave this appeal without attention."

13:00. In Donetsk, on Lenin Square, at a rally, pro-Russian activists called on their supporters to set up a tent camp near the regional state administration building and elected Pavel Gubarev to be the new "governor," who demanded that security officials take an oath of allegiance to the "people's power."

12:57. The decisions on the referendum on the status of Crimea and the resignation of the autonomy government, made in the seized building of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, were falsified and this became known even during the meeting.

12:44 a.m. Russia claims that at night unknown self-defense units prevented the capture of the Crimean Ministry of Internal Affairs. In Kiev, they note that "self-defense" is the Russian troops.

12:39. A referendum on the status of autonomy will be held in Crimea on March 30. This was stated by the unrecognized chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic Sergey Aksenov.

12:29. Russian ministers do not pick up when their Ukrainian colleagues call them. This situation was revealed during today's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

12:13. The Crimean government should be formed transparently and taking into account the interests of all residents of the ARC. This was stated by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a government meeting.

12:04. The excessive military presence of Russia in Crimea could damage the reputation of the resort and leave Crimeans unemployed.

11:54. The guarantors of the territorial integrity of Ukraine - the United Kingdom and the United States - are ready to start consultations on the situation in the Crimea next Monday. The Russian side has not yet given its consent to participate in the consultations.

10:51. Ukraine requires the leadership of the Russian Federation to withdraw its troops from the Crimea. Moreover, if Russia manages to provoke a conflict in the ARC, all the responsibility for the consequences will rest with the leadership of the Russian Federation.

09:08. The illegally elected chairman of the Council of Ministers of the ARC, Sergei Aksyonov, temporarily reassigned himself to the power structures and turned to Russian President Vladimir Putin for help.

07:57. The representative of Ukraine to the EU, Konstantin Eliseev, sent a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, with a proposal to convene an emergency meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs to take urgent measures to end the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

07:28. Russia in Crimea operates under the agreement signed with Ukraine on the basing of the Black Sea Fleet. This was stated by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin, answering a question from journalists about the presence of Russian troops on the peninsula.

06:34. The airspace of Crimea will be closed tentatively until Saturday evening, March 1.

05:51. Ukraine appealed to the UN Security Council with a request to take the situation in the country “in all seriousness” and take measures to prevent the “dangerous development of events” in Crimea.

04:10. The Supreme Council of Crimea has created a special unit for the protection of public order "Golden Eagle", which will be subordinated exclusively to the republican authorities.

02:47 a.m. Members of the UN Security Council at an emergency meeting on the Ukrainian issue expressed support for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

02:24. Mejlis announced the capture of the Kirov Military Airport.

01:26. Russia is opposed to "imposing on Crimea" the proposed mediation mission to resolve the situation on the peninsula, said Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, after a meeting at the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.

01:02. US President Barack Obama believes that a solution to the situation around Crimea is possible subject to immediate international mediation.

28TH OF FEBRUARY

6 p.m. Address by the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the head of the Kurultay-Rukh faction in the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Refat Chubarov to the residents of the Crimea.

16:50. The vocalist of the group Krikhitka Sasha Koltsova turned to the residents of Donbass and Crimea.

15:50. During a press conference in Rostov-on-Don, ex-president Viktor Yanukovych commented on the situation in Crimea.

“I consider everything that happens in Crimea to be a completely natural reaction to the coup that took place in Kiev. That usurpation of power, which was made by a handful of radicals in comparison with the 45-million-strong population of Ukraine, and the Crimeans naturally do not want to obey "They will not obey nationalists and Bandera. It’s absolutely understandable the desire of ordinary Crimeans to self-organize and create self-defense units - they, of course, want to protect their homes and their families, this is a natural desire of people," he said.

14:50. The situation in Crimea is localized, the security of administrative buildings and other facilities in the south and east of Ukraine has been strengthened, said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Parubiy.

2 p.m. Ukrainian military facilities in Sevastopol are not captured and are not attacked. In the event of aggression, the Ukrainian military is ready for adequate action, said NSDC Secretary Parubiy.

13:50. The Kerch ferry service is operating normally.

12:44 a.m. Today in Crimea, an eyewitness took off the movement of a group of army helicopters, presumably Mi-24, moving in the direction of Belbek Airport, located 25 km from Sevastopol.

12:38. Armed military blocked the operation of the state enterprise Krymaerorukh, which provides air navigation over the peninsula.

11:55 a.m. The Parliament of Crimea clarified the essence of the issues submitted to the referendum on May 25.

11:40. Currently, the exit from Balaklava Bay, where the Ukrainian border guard is deployed, is blocked by a missile boat of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

11:13. Roadblocks appeared in Crimea: roads to the entrance to the peninsula are blocked and guarded.

10:59 a.m. Some of the chiefs and rank-and-file employees of the Sevastopol City State Administration applied for leave, followed by dismissal of their own free will, or went on sick leave.

10:50 a.m. Today at 11:00 a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council will be held regarding the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

10:45 a.m. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine requires the intervention of the UN Security Council in case of escalation of the conflict in Crimea.

10:20. People's Deputy, former Prime Minister of Crimea, Sergey Kunitsyn said that the Verkhovna Rada may dissolve the Crimean Rada.

09:32. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov assesses what is happening in Crimea as an armed invasion and occupation by Russia.

08:58. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov confirmed the information that the Belbek airport near Sevastopol was seized by units of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and the Russian military is also located at Simferopol Airport.

08:47. Around 11:00 p.m. on February 27, armed men in uniform without identification signs blocked entry to the Belbek airfield, located 25 km from Sevastopol.

08:36. US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov assured him that Russia would respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

08:02. In connection with the events in Ukraine, the State Duma of the Russian Federation will simplify not only the issuance of Russian passports to Ukrainians, but also the procedure for the accession of new subjects of the federation to Russia.

6:59 a.m. A draft resolution has been submitted to the Parliament addressing the guarantor countries of the territorial integrity of Ukraine in accordance with the Budapest memorandum on the situation in Crimea.

06:13. Armed people who were suspected of trying to capture, left the airport of Simferopol, the press secretary of the airline Igor Stratilati said.

04:58. One of the leading German lawyers, Otto Luchterhand, who participated in the preparation of the Constitution of Russia about 20 years ago, said that Crimea has no right to independently determine its status.

04:50. There was no quorum at yesterday’s meeting in the Supreme Council of Crimea - there were less than 40 deputies in the Crimean parliament, said Nikolai Sumulidi, deputy of the Crimean parliament.

04:20. Crimean Ukrainians asked the new central government to take measures to resolve the crisis and called on the EU to influence Russia's position on separatist sentiments on the peninsula.

02:51. Didier Burkhalter, Chairperson of the OSCE and Swiss Foreign Minister, expressed serious concern about current events in Crimea and announced the visit of his personal envoy Tim Guldimann and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Sors to the peninsula over the coming days.

02:42. According to TSN, unknown people armed with machine guns created roadblocks on the roads leading to the Crimea, blocking roads near the villages of Armyanskoye and Changar.

02:16. In Crimea, at the territory of Simferopol Airport, near domestic airlines, there are four KamAZ trucks and 150 military personnel.

01:57. Any decisions on a public opinion poll under the guise of holding a referendum in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which contradict the Constitution of Ukraine, will be illegitimate. This opinion was expressed by the Chairman of the Council of Judges of Ukraine Vasyl Onopenko.

00:26. Ukrainians who live in the territory of Crimea called on the central government to take all measures to protect the peace and security of the inhabitants of the peninsula, and they are expected from EU institutions to influence Moscow’s position regarding separatist sentiments.

00:22. About a dozen military trucks with unknown armed people blocked Belbek Airport near Sevastopol.

FEBRUARY 27

22:15. Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov believes that Viktor Yanukovych is the legitimate president of Ukraine.

20:31. Roadblocks appeared in Crimea: roads to the entrance to the peninsula are blocked and guarded. Such cordons stand near Dzhankoy and Armyansk. Roadblocks built from concrete blocks, sandbags and other improvised materials are guarded by armed men in camouflage.

20:24. Acting President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov replaced the Presidential Representative in Crimea. Sergey Kunitsyn replaced Victor Plakida at this post.

20:14. According to an informed source in the law enforcement agencies of Crimea, the head of the public movement Ukrainian Choice Viktor Medvedchuk is now in the Crimea and may be involved in what is happening in the Crimean autonomy.

19:40. At an extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a resolution was adopted on the organization and conduct of a republican referendum on improving the status and powers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

19:15. The new Prime Minister of Crimea elected the leader of the party "Russian Unity" Sergei Aksenov. He was voted for by 61 out of 64 deputies registered at the session (in all, 100 deputies in the ARC parliament). Aksenov’s candidacy was allegedly agreed by the people's deputy from the Party of Regions Vadim Kolesnichenko.

18:45. The Verkhovna Rada of the ARC adopted a resolution on the organization and holding on May 25 of a republican referendum on improving the status and powers of autonomy. The question will be raised: "ARC has state independence and is part of Ukraine on the basis of treaties and agreements."

18:20. Yury Donchenko, a member of the Central Election Commission, said that there is no legal basis for holding a referendum in Crimea.

17:50. The Crimean Council was dismissed by the Council of Ministers of the ARC, headed by Anatoly Mogilev, a native of Makeevka.

17:30. A regional deputy, a billionaire with a Russian past, the president of Smart Holding Vadim Novinsky, who was elected to parliament in the Sevastopol district, the authorities of Sevastopol and local residents did not allow a split in Ukraine.

16:24. Turkey supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and closely monitors the situation in Crimea. This was stated by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

14:42. Near the Rada of Crimea, pro-Russian activists gather. This was reported by the Center for Investigative Journalism. A huge column of men with St. George ribbons in their hands approached the captured building of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea from the Main Post Office. There are about 800 people.

13:53. The first head of the SBU Yevgeny Marchuk: The Council of Ministers and the Crimean Parliament seized special forces from Sevastopol. According to my information, it is planned to return to the Crimean Constitution of 1992, the formation of "their own" government, and then, most likely, a referendum ... Well, then it’s clear what will happen next.

13:49. Director of strategic consulting company Berta Communications, political strategist Taras Berezovets believes that events in Crimea are starting to develop according to the Transnistrian scenario. He said this during an online conference on the LIGA.net portal.

13:36. The Presidium of the Crimean Parliament initiates a referendum.

13:04. Near the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, pro-Russian activists gathered. About 200 people with the flags of the Russian Federation, chanting "Russia!", Approached the Crimean parliament. They call their president Viktor Yanukovych.

12:54. The Ministry of Health of Crimea confirmed the death of two people during clashes between supporters and opponents of separatism in Crimea on February 26. This was reported by the press service of the department.

12:28. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen expressed concern about the events in the Crimea. Rasmussen wrote about this on Twitter. "I urge Russia not to take any action that could exacerbate tensions or create misunderstandings," said the NATO Secretary General.

11:55 a.m. Ukraine’s Charge d'Affaires in Ukraine Andriy Vorobyov was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, who was handed a note regarding the urgent conduct of bilateral consultations in accordance with Article 7 of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation of May 31, 1997, as well as a note requesting to refrain from movement outside the deployment of military units of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation temporarily located in Ukraine.

11:52. Polish Foreign Minister Radoslav Sikorski expressed concern about the events in the Crimea, including the seizure of office buildings by unknown militants in Simferopol. It is reported by the Polish news agency PAP

11:24. The leadership of the Council of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea began negotiations with armed men who seized the buildings of the government and parliament. This was reported to journalists by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers Anatoly Mogilev. Negotiations in parliament are on the issue of holding a session of the Verkhovna Rada.

11:02 a.m. The prosecutor’s office of the Crimea opened criminal proceedings under Art. 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "terrorist act" in connection with the seizure of the building of the Council of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea.

10:28. Any movement of the Russian military outside the territory of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in the Crimea will be regarded by Ukraine as military aggression. This was stated by Verkhovna Rada Speaker Alexander Turchinov at a plenary meeting.

10:15 a.m. Representatives of the Ukrainian special services left for the village of Ukromnoye near Simferopol, where Russian armored personnel carriers were found. "Our employees will take certain actions to prevent disturbances in public order," said an employee of the Crimean Security Service of Ukraine.

10:13 a.m. Near the Russian base in the Crimean village of Ukromnoye, which is located 20 kilometers from Simferopol, there are seven armored personnel carriers. This was reported to the Center for Investigative Journalism by a source in the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea.

09:49 a.m. The invaders informed the head of the Council of Ministers of the ARC, Anatoly Mogilev, that they were not authorized to negotiate and make demands

09:18. At 09:00 in the morning, negotiations will begin between the leadership of Crimea and unknown persons who seized the buildings of the Council of Ministers of Crimea and the Supreme Council of Crimea. This was announced by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the ARC Anatoly Mogilev.

09:04. As part of a test of the combat readiness of troops deployed on the territory of the Western and Central military districts of the Russian Federation, formations and military units began large-scale redeployment to designated areas. This was the official website of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

08:43. Armed with automatic weapons and machine guns, a detachment of unknown persons seized the building of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Simferopol. This was announced by the acting Ukrainian Interior Minister Avakov on Facebook.

08:38. As of 07:45, the center of Simferopol was cordoned off by law enforcement officers. Pedestrians and vehicles are not allowed. Trolleybuses from the Central Market towards pl. Lenin also does not go.

07:24. Today at about 5:50 a.m. unknown persons seized the building of the Crimean government and parliament in Simferopol. This was reported by the leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov. Armed people in uniforms without identifying marks make no demands.

05:59. In the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, an interim working group has been created to monitor the observance of human rights in Ukraine. According to a member of this group, chairman of the HRC Permanent Commission on Human Rights Abroad, Andrei Yurov, her task will be to monitor human rights.

01:48. The implementation of the Georgian scenario with the separation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Ukraine is impossible. According to the leader of the Communist Marxist-Leninist Party of Ukraine Leonid Grach, the leadership of Russia will not go to force intervention in the Crimea.

00:49. The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chebarov said that the Crimean Tatars will impede the decision of the future ARC without taking into account the opinion of the Tatar people.

FEBRUARY 26

21:20. A coalition government will be formed in Crimea. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev reported about it during a national veche on the Maidan in Kiev.

19:20. The Prosecutor General’s Office opened proceedings on the manifestations of separatism in the Crimea. This was announced at a briefing in Kiev by acting Attorney General Oleg Makhnitsky.

18:27. The Crimean government, headed by Anatoly Mogilev, and the leadership of the Crimean parliament, headed by Vladimir Konstantinov, accused each other of inciting separatist sentiments.

17:53. The Russian Ministry of Defense is taking measures to ensure the security of the Black Sea Fleet facilities in Crimea. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergey Shoigu.

17:10. Today, during a rally near the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, a corpse of an unknown elderly man with no signs of bodily harm was discovered. This was reported by the Ministry of Health of the ARC.

17:08. The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov canceled the session of the Parliament of Crimea due to the lack of a quorum. This is reported by the Arguments of the Week-Crimea.

16:34. NATO: All nations must respect the sovereignty of Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Rasmussen said the Alliance has sent a signal to "those concerned."

15:29. The director of the Yalta sanatorium of the Black Sea Fleet, Vladimir Klemeshev, officially explained why representatives of the Black Sea Fleet urgent service personnel arrived at the health resort. According to him, this decision was made in order to protect order and prevent possible unrest. Today in the sanatorium there are 31 vacationers - citizens of the Russian Federation.

15:08. Police officers returned to the square in front of the Crimean Rada and divided the hostile groups of demonstrators. It is reported by the Crimean News Agency

14:38. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC, Vladimir Konstantinov, said the information circulated by some media was unreliable that today, during an extraordinary plenary meeting of the parliament of the autonomy, radical decisions are planned to be taken until Crimea leaves Ukraine.

13:25. The leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, the leader of the Kurultai-Rukh fraction Refat Chubarov, asks the speaker of the Crimean parliament, Viktor Konstantinov, to reschedule the extraordinary session of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

12:55. About 10 thousand Crimean Tatars occupied all approaches to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, demanding that the republic be kept as part of Ukraine. Also near the building of the Crimean parliament is an action of Russian nationalists, in which several hundred demonstrators participate. They require the annexation of Crimea to Russia.

11:33. Presidents Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko declare direct Russian interference in the political life of Crimea. This is stated in a joint statement of the three presidents, the text of which was distributed by Yushchenko’s spokeswoman Irina Vannikova.

09:23. The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people convenes Crimeans to a rally against separatism. The action will begin at 10:00 under the walls of the Crimean parliament under the slogan "Preserving the territorial integrity of Ukraine and preventing the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC from adopting decisions aimed at destabilizing the situation in the autonomy"

06:28. The chairman of the coordination council of the Sevastopol City Administration for the Support of Sevastopol, a Russian businessman Alexei Chaly said that an anti-terrorism center will be created in the city that will unite and coordinate the activities of self-defense units.

05:52. Russia is ready to take "any appropriate action to protect compatriots living in Crimea." This was stated by the deputy of the State Duma of Russia, the chairman of the committee on CIS affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Slutsky, reports Echo of Moscow.

01:07. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov called on the Prosecutor General’s Office and its employees to repel separatist tendencies.

00:53. A separate brigade of special forces of the GRU of the Russian Federation was sent to Crimea to guard one of the strategic targets from Togliatti (Russia). Security officials will serve until the situation in Ukraine is completely stabilized, TLT.ru reports.