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Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: a chronicle for February 26 - March 13

What happens in the 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 came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. Nearby there was an action of Russian nationalists, they demanded the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Between opponents there were collisions.

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

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

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

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

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

Read also: the continuation of the chronicle of events, starting from March 14

MARCH 13

23:54. On the Internet appeared a list of potential candidates from Russia, against which the EU can impose personal sanctions because of military events in the Crimea.

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

23:00. Today, unknown armed people attempted to attack the territory of the 13th ship-repair plant of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia in Sevastopol.

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

22:17. At the rally in Donetsk, a demonstrator died from a stab wound, three of them were taken to the department of neurosurgery.

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

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

20:30. Russia supported the idea of ​​dispatching an observer mission to Ukraine, 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 journalists Lentee.ru, the Federation Council decided to approve the introduction of Russian troops in Ukraine with violations of the regulations.

19:00. In Simferopol, the separatists freed the French journalist who had been captured earlier.

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 protesters with Ukrainian symbols. There are injured journalists.

17:50. The Russian military in the Crimea bombarded the plane of the State Border Service of Ukraine during the watch.

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

16:36. Presidents of several national Paralympic committees refused to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin.

15:50. In Mariupol, 18 ships and boats of the Kerch detachment of the Ukrainian Border Guard Service will be deployed, as well as 300 detachment personnel.

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

15:30. At the 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 persona non grata in the Crimea.

14:50. The head of the maritime security department of the State Border Service of Ukraine, countermiral Nikolai Zhibarev, announced the transfer of the ships of the Kerch Maritime Protection to Mariupol.

14:34. The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the invasion of Russia into Ukraine

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

14:16. On March 12, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv chose a preventive measure in the form of custody for a period of 2 months for 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 on Friday will hold a many-hour meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to convince Russia to withdraw troops from the Crimea.

13:55. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with oligarchs and senior officials in connection with the threat of imposing sanctions.

13:50. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will ask the Prosecutor General's Office to find out whether a number of regional deputies are agitating for military aggression in the Crimea, and in case of confirmation, raise the issue of depriving them of immunity.

13:10. The escalation of tension in Ukraine, caused by the use of Russian troops in the Crimea and expansionist statements by 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 US will do everything possible to support the Ukrainian people and preserve Ukraine.

12:13. The commander of the 204th tactical aviation brigade, stationed at Belbek airfield, Colonel Yuli Mamchur 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. In the conflict around the Crimea, German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia of undermining international stability.

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

10:20. On the perimeter of the territory of a separate radio-technical battalion "Ai-Petri" there are 30 Russian submachine gunners.

10:16. Russian servicemen and representatives of self-defense of the Crimea completely blocked all entrances to the territory of the weapons base in Inkerman.

09:50. One of the residents of the Crimea in a commentary to journalists explained why the Crimea can not be detached from Ukraine.


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

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 the Crimea as violating the Constitution of Ukraine.

08:30. The airfield near Feodosia is delivered to the Russian military

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 the training grounds in the Rostov, Belgorod, Tambov and Kursk regions.

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

01:36. It is expected that today a group of American senators, including John McCain, will come to Ukraine.

00:57. Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentin Nalyvaychenko said that the military prosecutor's office will arrest the illegally appointed head of the SBU in the Crimea Petra Zima, who is suspected of involvement in the killings of demonstrators in Kiev.

00:25. The Crimea was, is and will be an inalienable part of Ukraine, he said. President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.

MARCH 12

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

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

21:57. Russia will not proceed to a full-scale war with Ukraine, since it poses a great danger not only to the Ukrainian side or the Russian Federation, but to the entire world, said ex-head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, general of the Ukrainian army, founder of the civil forum "National Security Strategy of Ukraine" Nikolai She was unmarried.

21:53. The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights was not allowed to enter the Crimea.

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

20:44. Ukraine can withdraw from the Union of Independent States (CIS) due to the inability of the organization to serve as an instrument for resolving conflicts between its members, said acting. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrey Deshchitsa.

20:18. The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the NATO Joint Force in Europe, General Philippe Breedlaw, states that the Alliance has no doubt that Russian military units are operating in the Crimea, carrying out the annexation of the peninsula.

20:00. Yury Meshkov, who served as the "president" of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea from February 1994 to March 1995, came to the Crimea 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 there is still time for avoiding a senseless escalation of the conflict in the Crimea.

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

17:59. Journalists of the information department of the Crimean Tatar programs of the State TV and Radio Company Crimea for the period prior to the referendum will not be aired.

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

16:40. Russia allowed the Ukrainian side to make an observation flight in order to confirm the lack of military activity on the part of the Russian Armed Forces, which threatens the security of Ukraine.

16:30. The OSCE inspectors have found enough evidence of the Russian military's presence at the checkpoints at the entrance to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

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

15:59. The Russian side is trying to use former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to justify his military aggression on the territory of Ukraine.

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

14:20. In case of open military aggression on the part of Russia, Ukraine has prepared a plan "B", NSDC secretary Andrei Parubiy said.

13:40. Two laws on the national guard were registered in the parliament.

13:30. Self-defense detachments of Crimea, which are located at the international airport of Simferopol, partially restricted the reception of civil aircraft until March 17 to prevent provocateurs from entering the territory of the peninsula.

13:00. Bulgaria stands for preserving 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 servicemen in the Black Sea (the western extremity of the Crimea) has reached 600 people.

12:30. The performance of Sergey Bezrukov's theater planned in Tbilisi was canceled in connection with his support of the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Crimea.

12:20. Russia in 2012-2013 held a rotation in the Russian Black Sea Fleet in order to remove from its membership ethnic Ukrainians or soldiers with related ties in Ukraine.

12:19. Joint exercises of the Navy of Romania, Bulgaria and the USA began in the Black Sea. Maneuvers will be held in the territorial waters of Romania.

11:56. People's deputy of Ukraine, long-term leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev intends to tell the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the need for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Crimea.

11:40. The territory of the missile and technical base of the Ukrainian army in the village of Chernomorskoye in the Crimea was occupied by 600 Russian soldiers.

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

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

10:30. The armed forces of Ukraine, despite the difficult situation, are put in full combat readiness - Yarema

10:10. The crisis situation continues to "keep in tones" the Crimean consumers - the people are stocked with food, which has already affected prices.

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

08:55. The Moscow Basmanny Court granted the petition of the investigation for the absentee arrest of the leader of the Ukrainian movement, the Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, announced in the international search.

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

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

08:06. At the Ukrainian aerodrome of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Dzhankoy, a medical station of Russian troops is deployed.

07:58. On the territory of the autobat in Bakhchisaray came two dozen Russian servicemen, demanding from Ukrainians to swear to the people of Crimea or leave the military unit.

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

07:47 . The orders of the State Committee for Television and Radio of Ukraine dismissed the general director of GTRK "Crimea" Stepan Gulevatyi and the general director of the Sevastopol regional state TV and radio company Sergey Normansky.

07:28 . The GPU regards the statement of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, with whom he spoke 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 region of Ukraine.

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

01:27. The commander-in-chief of NATO forces in Europe, American General Philip Breedlaw discussed with the newly appointed Chief of Staff of Ukraine Mikhail Kutsin the expansion of the Alliance's partnership with Ukraine.

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

00:25. In Ternopil unknown people set fire to the tent of activists of Avtomaydan.

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

11TH OF MARCH

23:45. To date, only Russia does not recognize the new Ukrainian power in the world, and all civilized countries and authoritative international organizations have recognized its legitimacy, Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko said.

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

22:10. In Crimean Inkerman, Russian military men with grenade launchers threaten to storm warehouses with weapons, which are guarded by Ukrainian soldiers.

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

21:03. The General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine appealed against 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 ARC and the referendum.

20:44. The Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv 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 case of separatism.

20:27. In Crimea, kidnapped activists of Avtomaydan were released.

20:15. From the GPU, the Security Service and the Ministry of Justice, they demanded that the activities of the public organization Oplot and the Russian Unity Party be banned.

20:00. The situation in Ukraine around the Crimea is more extensive and threatens to grow 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 the facts of restricting media freedom and violating the rights of journalists covering events in Ukraine.

18:40. People's deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev flew to Moscow for talks.

18:20. The Kyrgyz Republic shares the concern of the world community over the escalation of tensions in Ukraine and advocates an early settlement of the situation in Ukraine by peaceful means, through negotiations and dialogue.

17:25. The decision of the Crimean Parliament to adopt the declaration of independence is absolutely justified - a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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

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

15:37. The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have the legal right to launch military operations in the 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 conduct maneuvers in the north-west of the Black Sea should prompt Russia to stop the aggression against Ukraine and peacefully resolve the Crimean crisis.

15:00. During the aggravation of the situation in the Crimea, the Russian military blocked and disrupted 40 of 56 facilities of the State Border Service, 20 were captured and 46 public infrastructure facilities were blocked.

14:30. Detained in Donetsk, a Russian citizen is suspected of preparing for explosions in strategic administrative buildings and public places in Donetsk and Lugansk.

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

14:20. The command of the 55th Anti-aircraft Missile Regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Yevpatoriya gave an answer 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 division of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.

14:15. Eight chairpersons of the election commission of the subjects of the Russian Federation will go to the referendum on the status of the Crimea.

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

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

13:20. The Verkhovna Rada may decide to dissolve the Crimean parliament already this week.

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

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

12:20. On the border of Ukraine is 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 the territory of Ukraine.

11:59. The Verkhovna Rada of Crimea adopted a declaration on the independence of the ARC and Sevastopol.

11:50. The leader of the Ukrainian community of Crimea, Andrei Schekun, was detained by the "special services of the Crimea", subordinated to the illegitimate prime minister of the autonomy Sergei Aksenov.

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

11:30. Great Britain will send to the borders of Ukraine reconnaissance aircraft of the Royal Air Force.

10:40. 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, 22 artillery units were transferred to the Perekop area by Russian forces.

09:50. This morning in the direction of Evpatoria the column of military equipment of the Russian Federation proceeded.

09:14. The OSCE stated that it does not consider an invitation from the Crimea to observe a 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 Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is stationed at Cape Tarkhankut.

08:43. The Council of the State Duma passed on March 21 a discussion of the draft law on a simplified procedure for the accession of new subjects of the Federation to 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 Directorate of Russia, and in Lugansk, deputy of the regional council Arsen Klichayev.

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

07:48. NSDC Secretary Andrei Parubiy instructed the SBU and the General Prosecutor'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 submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration.

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

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

01:28. In Chernomorskoye, where the captured missile technical unit is located, an agreement has been reached, 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 dedicated to the situation in Ukraine. According to the results of the meeting, which was held behind closed doors, Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the world organization, said that there was "nothing new" at the session.

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

00:07. The Prosecutor General's Office issued a permit to arrest and arrest the leaders of the separatists - Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov, self-proclaimed Chairman of the Council of Ministers Sergei Aksenov, as well as controversial Denis Berezovsky.


10TH OF MARCH

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

22:00. In Donetsk, vandals desecrated the monument to Taras Shevchenko.

20:27. The former chairman of the Kharkiv regional state administration, Mikhail Dobkin, was interrogated by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in the case of separatism under escort and taken to a temporary detention facility.

19:24. Missed on the eve of the commander of the car battalion Vladimir Sadovnik today arrived in the territory of the automobile battalion of the Ukrainian Navy in Bakhchisaray together with the armed "self-defense" of the Crimea and announced the transition to the side of the separatists. Several soldiers followed him, after which the unit passed 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's Office of Ukraine in Kiev, with him investigative actions are being conducted.

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

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

17:25. Negotiating with the leadership of the Crimea is useless, since all decisions regarding autonomy are taken by representatives of Russian special services, said Sergei Kunitsyn, the permanent representative of the president of Ukraine in the Crimea.

15:48. In Sevastopol, kidnapped activist Igor Kiryushchenko. This is reported by the group SOS Euromaydan.

15:34. The Russian Federation must immediately cancel the referendum, which is held on the territory of 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 allow 342 Russian citizens to cross the border, who could take part in measures to destabilize the situation and heat the confrontation in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the department.

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

14:55. People who stole in Simferopol chairman of the Crimean Center for Business and Cultural Cooperation, the Ukrainian House and one of the co-ordinators of the Euro-Mediterranean-Crimea movement Andrei Shchekun, say that everything is in order.

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

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

13:39. The US insists on solving the Crimean crisis diplomatically. US Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette told reporters.

13:35. On Tuesday, the US Navy, Romania and Bulgaria will begin maneuvers in the Black Sea, near territorial waters with Ukraine.

13:19. In Lugansk, the situation in the regional administration again worsens.

12:37. The Luhansk regional state administration has already been released from the separatists. This was stated by People's Deputy Oleg Lyashko.

12:18. The further stay of Crimea in the political field of Ukraine threatens Crimeans with physical destruction. This is stated in the appeal of the Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov to the residents of the autonomy.

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

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

11:33. In the Sevastopol GHA went to the Russian language in record keeping and document circulation.

11:04. This night the Russian military with weapons attacked a separate missile technical unit in the Black Sea in the Crimea.

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

10:10. 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 Sergei Aksenov.

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

09:39. Ukrainians in Stuttgart held a protest against Russia's military aggression in the Crimea. More than a hundred people gathered for the rally.

08:54. The self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the autonomy, Sergei Aksenov, Aksenov said that Ukrainian enterprises in Simferopol, using the natural resources of the peninsula, are planned to be transferred to the ownership of the Crimean VR.

08:26. China stands for resolving the situation in Ukraine "by political and diplomatic means."

07:30. If Russia does not go to de-escalate tension 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. Abducted on Sunday, journalists and activists of Avtomaydan, who were sent to the Crimea from the Kherson region, are in Sevastopol and must be released in the morning.

00:42. In Poland, the deployment of the US military unit begins. There will be 12 American multi-purpose F-16 aircraft, transport aircraft and 300 personnel.

00:23. In Bakhchisaray, representatives of the so-called "AR Crimea detachment" kidnapped the commander of the Ukrainian military unit, Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Sadovik


9TH OF MARCH

23:42. The Russian military requires marines to go to Kerch to the side of 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 Yevpatoriya was handed an ultimatum in writing - to disarm, to hand over weapons and equipment to the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.

23:14. Two chiefs of the Crimean militia, appointed the other day by the Verkhovna Rada of the Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council, were dismissed from the internal affairs bodies for violating the oath.

23:06. Vitali Klichko said that in the eastern regions of Ukraine destabilize the situation and require the holding of referendums and hang out Russian flags primarily citizens of another state.

22:57. Today in Kherson, several hundred activists with national symbols and posters calling for peace, holding hands, were united by the "living chain" of the banks of the Dnieper.

22:36. Leader of the rock band "Time Machine" Andrei Makarevich said that the Russians for 25 years of independence could not feel free, self-thinking people.

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

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

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

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

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

20:49. In Odessa, on the Potemkin Stairs, the anthem of Ukraine was sung, and in Kharkiv, a 127-meter national flag was deployed.

20:38. The Russian military seized on the border of the Crimean Isthmus Chongar in the Genichesky district of Kherson private facilities.

20:29. The prosecutor's office conducts the procedural management of the preliminary investigation in criminal proceedings on the abduction of the chairman of the public activist, one of the co-ordinators of the EuroMaidan-Crimea movement, Andrei Schekun.

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

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 turned into an anti-Russian march.

19:54. The US is ready to impose additional sanctions against Russia in the event of the annexation of the 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 leadership of the Crimea are based on the norms of international law and are designed to ensure the interests of the population .

19:17. The airfield of the Naval Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy in Saky was captured by Russian soldiers.

19:08. At the entrance to the Crimea from the Kherson region, armed people in military uniform without identification signs were detained by activists of the Avtomaydan community and a journalist.

19:04. Four trucks with Russian servicemen arrived to the airfield in the village of Novofedorivka, there are also two trucks with pro-Russian activists .

19:02. Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov argues 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 persons on the territory of Ukraine."

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

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

18:09. Several campaigns were held in parallel in Donetsk today. The largest was the pro-Russian, which gathered several thousand people.

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

17:56. A representative of the Crimean authorities, accompanied by a Russian officer and a third person, arrived at the location of the anti-aircraft missile regiment in Evpatoria. They gave the Ukrainian servicemen an ultimatum to withdraw to positions on March 2.

17:49. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are engaged in planned work, moving to the side of the Crimea was not foreseen and is not expected.

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

17:28. Since the beginning of March, 3,5 thousand people, including 16 journalists, have not been missed on the territory of Ukraine on the eastern sections of the border.

17:22. The activists of the Kharkiv EuroMaidan and residents of the city marched along the 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, the chairman of the League, Mikhail Bolotskikh, wrote a letter of resignation.

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

16:48. The flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia missile cruiser "Moscow" took a course toward the mainland of Ukraine.

16:33. Ex-head of the oil company Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky flew to Kiev and spoke today at the Maidan stage at the People's Veche dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko.

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

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

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

15:08 Russian military men who seized the department of the border service "Chernomorskoye" were replaced by men of Caucasian appearance in civilian with weapons, according to preliminary version, Dagestanis.

14:26 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk leaves for the US to hold consultations at the highest level.

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

13:31 The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk says that Ukraine will not yield a centimeter of its land and will resolve the conflict with Russia only through diplomatic and political ways.

13:15 Residents of Sevastopol went to a rally in support of Ukraine's integrity and against war. About 100 people took part in the event.

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

12:43 The head of Crimean Euromaidan Andrey Shchekun was arrested in Simferopol.

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

10:42 In the Crimea in the village of Chernomorskoye, the Russian military seized the Ukrainian border post.

09:35 Over the past few days, censorship and physical pressure on journalists of leading Ukrainian TV channels, news agencies, as well as their foreign counterparts has significantly increased in the territory of the Crimean peninsula.

08:33 The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine declares that on the previous evening on the administrative border with the Crimea armed aggressors opened fire on the Ukrainian border plane.

08:45 The column of military trucks drove to Simferopol on the eve. Machines filled with military were more than 70.

01:32 US sanctioned 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 the case for beating journalists in the Crimea.

22:42 Moscow is threatened with new sanctions for attempting to annex Crimea.

22:23 Russian special services intimidate soldiers in Crimea and break down equipment - SBS.

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

21:37 Klitschko's party offers immediate closure of Ukrainian borders.

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

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

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

18:40 Ukrainian military around the country begin teaching: video.

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

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

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

17:08 Blockaded Ukrainian military congratulated women on March 8: photos.

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

16:42 Russian separatists again beat journalists in Simferopol.

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

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

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

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


13:48. In Simferopol, representatives of local self-defense fired on car activists who came to the military commissariat captured by militants.


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

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

11:29. In St. Petersburg on the Field of Mars held a rally against Russia's military intervention in the affairs of Ukraine: the action gathered about 300 people.

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

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

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

09:18. Russian special forces seized the Shelkino crossing point (Crimea, Kazantip Cape) and seized their weapons.

09:00. US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Crimean crisis and Russian military aggression on Ukrainian territory, urging the Kremlin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine.

08:11. For today, scheduled for the next meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.

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

00:40. Journalists who were near the military unit No. 2355 - the tactical group "Crimea", attacked. As journalist Lilya Burdzhurova reported on her Facebook page, the attack was carried out by Aksenov's "vigilantes".

7 MARCH

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

22:35. The Collegium of Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has begun examining the representation of the Acting Judge. President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the conformity of the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) with the resolution of the Crimean Parliament On holding a general referendum on March 6, No. 1702-6 / 14.

22:06. The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov insists that the decision of the Supreme Council of Crimea about 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 case of negative developments in the Crimea. This was in a live broadcast of Russia 1 television channel, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

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

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

18:53. The National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting urged software service providers to temporarily refrain from retransmitting Vesti, Russia 22, ORT and RTR-Planet TV programs in their networks before adjusting their programs to the requirements of Ukrainian legislation.

18:22. And about. President, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov suspended the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to hold a general referendum.

18:00. The Shevchenko district court granted the petition of the main investigative department of the SBU to select a preventive measure in the form of custody for a period of two months against the Donetsk separatist Pavel Gubarev.

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

16:50. In Ukraine, launched a campaign of unity "Ukraine raises the flags," the participants of which hang out a Ukrainian flag on their own balcony or window, installed in a car.

16:46. Mayor of the Crimean city of Belogorsk called a referendum on withdrawing 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 subjects of the federation.

15:30. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said on Friday in Moscow that the parliament passed a decision on the referendum independently, that the vote will be fair, and the observers will be Russians and those whom they trust.

14:59. 47 European countries condemn the actions of President Vladimir Putin regarding Ukraine, urged him to immediately withdraw troops from the Crimea and began collecting signatures on the denial 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 there was a protest action of the union of Afghans against the aggression of Russia against Ukraine. About a hundred picketers lined up in front of the entrance to the diplomatic mission building with the poster "No War".

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

13:30. On Friday morning, the Black Sea Fleet of Russia blew up and flooded its diving vessel on Donuzlav Lake near the Southern Military Base of the Ukrainian Navy.

12:47. Speaker of the Crimean Parliament owed banks over 1 billion UAH. - MASS MEDIA

12:20. Now in the Crimea there are already up to 30 thousand Russian military - said Colonel-General Mikhail Koval, who heads the operational group of the State Border Service of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

11:40. The Investigative Committee of Russia instituted criminal proceedings on threats to the governors of several regions of the Russian Federation.

11:24. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov at the talks with State Duma deputies in Moscow promised to join the whole Ukraine to Russia.

10:43. Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that she would support the annexation of Crimea to Russia. She also claims that the parliament of the Crimea has the right to declare a referendum.

10:30. Recent events in the Crimea may threaten the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian autonomy communities, said the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Astrid Thors.

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 the Crimea, the blockade of Ukrainian military units in Simferopol, Kerch, Feodosia, Perevalny, Sevastopol, Evpatoria and Novoozernoye continues, at this time the blockade of military units in Bakhchisaray and Sakah is not confirmed .

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

09:30. Ukrainian midshipman Igor Gulko during the food security events for the Slavutych and Ternopil ships, which are under siege by the Russian military, asked his partner to shoot his camera with the machine-gunners, so that later, "Vladimir Putin did not include a fool."


07:58. In Kiev, self defense Maidana took under the protection of the Russian embassy to avoid provocation.

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

06:50. In Washington, Ukrainians held a protest against the military invasion of Russia on the territory of Ukraine.

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

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

05:05. According to a number of media outlets, the connection with the Ukrainian military suddenly disappeared in the Crimea.

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

04:19. The Dutch authorities arrested "several hundred million euros" of suspicious Ukrainian assets, Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Deisselblum said. According to him, this concerns money, which is connected 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 the representatives of the old authorities.

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

03:05. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama said that Russia can not ignore appeals for help from Crimea and act 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 losing the Ukraine, the world will lose stability.

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

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

MARCH, 6

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

23:07. The President of the Senate, the upper house of the Czech Parliament, Milan Shtekh, said that he was canceling his visit to Moscow because of the situation in Ukraine.

22:49. Canada froze financial assets of 18 citizens of Ukraine, who are suspected of corrupt acts.

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

22:04. 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 NSDC appeals to the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting with a demand to immediately meet and consider the situation that has arisen in the information space and poses a threat to national security.

21:18. Interpol received a request from the Ukrainian authorities to include former President Viktor Yanukovych in the list of persons who should be arrested on charges of abuse of power and "murder.

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

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

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

20:28. The United Kingdom froze financial assets of 18 Ukrainian citizens suspected of embezzling budget funds.

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

19:59. Through the crossing point "Crimea" Russian special forces today missed six military vehicles with 200 military

19:55. The European Union is in the near future the political part of the agreement on association with Ukraine.

19:34. The European Union suspended negotiations with Russia on the liberalization of the visa regime and on a new basic agreement.

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

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

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

18:52. The Prosecutor General's Office filed a lawsuit in the district administrative court in Kiev on recognizing the illegal and repealing the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea of ​​6 March 2014 "On holding a general referendum".

18:39. The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine 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 on the fact of voting of the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea for the entry of the ARC into the Russian Federation.

18:11. Armed people in uniform without identification marks released Ukrainian helicopter, seized by them on Thursday in Sevastopol.

17:47. Director of the Department of Information Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgeny Perebainis said that provocations are being prepared in Crimea with the participation of persons dressed in Ukrainian military uniforms.

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

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

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

17:16. The American destroyer USS Truxtun is sent to the Black Sea.

17:11. The leader of the separatists, Pavel Gubarev, was detained in Donetsk.

16:57. Ukraine presented a note to Russia demanding to confirm the fact of the absence of Russian servicemen outside the Black Sea Fleet bases in Ukraine.

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

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 column of cars with officers and cadets of the training center of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine left Cherkassy for Lugansk and Donetsk border detachments 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 an international peacekeeping contingent of the UN security forces into the Crimea.

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

15:46. The decision to join the Crimea into Russia came into force, a referendum is needed to confirm it, the first vice-premier of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev said.

15:27. 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 US formally imposed sanctions in the form of visa restrictions against Russian officials involved in the 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 on increasing the number of ministries and departments of autonomy.

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

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

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

13:56. Anschluss in Russian. What to do to Ukraine after the occupation of Crimea

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

13:47. The decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on the accession of the peninsula to Russia is not legitimate, EU ambassador to Ukraine Yan Tombinsky stated.

13:20. The State Border Service of Ukraine informs that as of March 6, 10 objects are being blocked by armed Russian servicemen.

12:50. The seizure of the building of the Donetsk regional state administration is qualified as actions aimed at violent change of the constitutional system and state power.

11:55. Today, at an extraordinary plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC, a decision was taken to hold a general referendum on March 16,

11:30. The Russian military continues to seize and block border units in the Crimea. Last night, another two border facilities attacked, the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine (SBS) said.

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

10:11. "People's" governor of the Donetsk region, separatist Pavel Gubarev denied information about his detention, spread in some media.

9:34. The Russian military in the Crimea today drowned the previously decommissioned large Ochakov anti-submarine ship and the Shakhtar rescue tugboat at the entrance to Donuzlav Lake, blocking the exit to the sea of ​​the ships of the South Naval Base of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

9:02. With regard to the Commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Vice-Admiral Alexander Vitko, the GPU opened a criminal trial for inciting treason and organizing sabotage in the territory of Ukraine.

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

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

05:55. Russian musicians Maxim Leonidov, Boris Grebenshchikov, Vyacheslav Butusov, Yury 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 started paying a price for its actions in Ukraine.

02:30. Russia's violation of Ukraine's sovereignty will not remain without a response, US Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks with the Russian Foreign Minister about the situation in Ukraine.

00:19. From the military units in Bakhchisaray, Feodosia, Evpatoria, Priozernoy and Perevalnoy retreated the Russian military with equipment. Moreover, checkpoints are further blocked by people in civilian clothes.

5TH OF MARCH

23:37. The leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, ex-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 her citizens' lives.

23:32. In the evening of March 5 in the Crimea, 35 pieces of equipment with Russian soldiers left the territory next to the 36th brigade they blocked in the Simferopol village of Perevalnoye.

22:36. The holding of a referendum on the status of the 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 Batkivshchyna Party, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

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

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

21:05. The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine will not extradite Russia to the leader of the Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, who was declared in the Russian Federation for international search for allegedly calls for extremism and terrorism, the ministry said.

20:46. Kyiv's Shevchenko District Court granted the petition of the pre-trial investigation authorities about the arrest of Sergei Aksyonov, the Crimean autonomy appointed by 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 up supporters of sobornost.

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

19:00. For a day in the Crimea 5 Russian ships were unloaded.

18:55. Carrying out anti-Ukrainian propaganda to justify its actions regarding Ukraine, the leadership of Russia humiliates its people - MFA

18:26 . Storming the pro-Russian forces of the Mykolaiv regional state administration and the city executive committee to hang the Russian flag there and call the Russian troops "to the rescue" failed.

18:25. At least 10,000 people came to Lenin Square today for the unity of Ukraine and against the invasion of Russia. People were chanting "Ukraine!", "Donetsk is Ukraine!", "Unity!", "There is no war!".

18:10. In the Crimea, Aksenova's self-defense blocked an OSCE representative on freedom of speech Dunya Mijatovic, who met with the editors of the Crimean media and public figures in the building of the Ukraina Hotel in Simferopol.

18:00. In Donetsk, the participants of the pro-Russian rally again stormed the building of the regional state administration and the regional council.

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

17:40. If Crimean Tatars are in danger, Turkey will be the first country to help them - Turkish MFA

17:20. In Kherson on Freedom Square, there is a rally 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 population of Russia from the impending economic crisis and the accompanying deterioration of the economic situation of the Russians, said ex-Minister of Economics Andrei Nechaev.

16:30. The Kherson regional council condemned separatism and supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

15:59. The Russian authorities did not come to negotiations with Ukraine on the settlement of the interstate conflict.

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

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

15:05. Women in the Crimea held a rally for peace.

14:50. In the Crimea, the Russian military is rotated.

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

14:23. In Sevastopol massively dress up titles in the Ukrainian military uniform.

14:14. The Australian authorities allowed citizens of Ukraine temporarily staying on the territory of this country to apply for the extension of their visas until the stability in their homeland is restored.

13:48. Today in Kharkiv, a march was held for peace and tranquility in Ukraine. About a hundred participants of the action carried flags of Kharkov and Ukraine, as well as posters "I am against any intrusions", "Kharkov - the world, Ukraine - unity," "No innocent deaths."

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

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

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

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

12:30. Eight divisions of the State Border Service of Ukraine have been blocked by servicemen of the Russian Federation.

12:25. The State Border Service fully controls the situation at the border. Over the past day in Ukraine, about 500 provocateurs from Russia have not been missed.

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

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

11:30. The US Embassy in the Russian Federation over points denied the Kremlin's propaganda.

11:20. Today in Paris there will be consultations on the guarantees of Ukraine's security under the Budapest Memorandum, which was signed by the United States, Britain, Russia and Ukraine in 1994.

11:00. Last night, Russian troops destroyed objects in an air defense missile regiment at Fiolent in Sevastopol.

10:57. In the Mykolayiv and Zaporizhzhya regions, the seizure of regional state administrations is planned. This was announced at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers by the governors Nikolai Romanchuk and Valery Baranov.

10:20. From the "Sakskaya" part, where an air naval brigade is located, four helicopters - one Ka-27 and three Mi-14s, and three planes - two AN-26 and one B-12, were transported to the mainland last night. But the part itself is still surrounded by armed people.

09:55. The United Nations Office for Refugees stated that it had no information about the "flows of Ukrainian refugees" to Russia.

08:55. Representatives of the Ukrainian community in Greece applied to the Ukrainian Embassy in Greece and handed over a list of 22 people who volunteered to take part in the voluntary mobilization.

08:41. US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for direct talks between Ukraine and Russia, taking into account Moscow's military actions in the Crimea.

08:34. Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University invited to work a professor of the philosophy department of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations Andrei Zubov, dismissed after the publication of the anti-war article.

08:19. On March 5 in Paris, the situation in Ukraine will be discussed by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

08:13. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Niels Muižnieks unveiled a report on the 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 High Representative of the EU to support Ukraine's efforts to establish, arrest and return funds to Ukraine.

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

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

06:26. The actual invasion of Russia in 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 Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE 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 to negotiate with representatives of the Verkhovna Rada, since it does not consider the power in Kiev legitimate. This was stated by the Prime Minister of the ARC Sergey Aksenov.

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

02:50. The Ukrainian border crossing point "Krym", which Russian servicemen blocked the day before, resumed its work.

02:21. The arguments brought by Russian President Vladimir Putin in favor of the decision to send Russian troops to Ukraine "will not lead anyone astray." 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 Ukraine's security.

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

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

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

00:33. The White House reported on what kind of assistance the United States is willing to provide to Ukraine.

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

4 MARCH

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

22:05. Ukrainian singer and social activist Ruslana Lyzhichko, who from the first to the last day supported Maidan, is recognized as the bravest woman of the planet.

21:27. The Kiev District Administrative Court declared illegal the decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of the Crimea on the appointment of Sergei Aksenov as chairman of the Council of Ministers of the ARC and the holding of a referendum on the extension of autonomy.

21:07. Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that the new government of Ukraine is absolutely legitimate, and this fact was recognized by the entire democratic world. She said this, responding to a question about the reproaches of Russian President Vladimir Putin about an allegedly unconstitutional coup in Ukraine.

20:36. According to the Ministry of Defense, in the Crimea armed men in tow approached the ship of the Ukrainian Navy "Slavutich", but the crew fought back, the press service of the ministry reported.

20:22. Russia must protect the rights of ethnic Russians in the Crimea if their violation occurs, in constant dialogue with the new government of Ukraine and the international community, rather than weapons, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Kiev.

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

19:00. The Crimean Tatars are concerned about possible provocations against them in the Crimea, which may further exert pressure on the peninsula. This was announced today by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Commissioner for Human Rights Valery Lutkovskaya on the results of her visit to Crimea and the meeting with the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov.

18:00. Today, in flag of solidarity with Ukrainian sailors and members of their families who are protected in the Crimea by the command headquarters, military units and ships of the Ukrainian Navy, the flag of the Ukrainian Navy is raised on the flagstaff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

16:08. Valery Lutkovskaya, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, recommends that the parliament resume the work of the special commission for the Crimea and stop seeing the Black Sea coast, rather than people, in the peninsula.

15:30. The actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the 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 has all the 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 Donetsk "people's governor" Paul Gubarev came under the article.

14:30. In the Lviv region by phone hotline of the regional council has already expressed a desire to come 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 Kharkov Regional State Administration, where the new governor of the region Igor Baluta was introduced today.

13:46. SBU Chairman Valentin Nalyvaychenko denies the information that the Russian military is already on the mainland of 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, blocking Ukrainian military facilities in the Crimea, are representatives of "local self-defense forces."

13: 20. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that at the moment Russian troops will not be introduced into the territory of Ukraine.

13:15. The Ukrainian-Russian border in the Chernihiv region has double control.

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

12:28. Issuing passports of the Russian Federation is promised after the renunciation of the citizenship of Ukraine.

10:36. 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. Only the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine can decide on attracting foreign troops into the country

10:10. This morning, Russian military blocked the way for Ukrainians, who tried 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 Oscar's broadcast.

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

09:30. Today the Verkhovna Rada at the plenary session plans to create a negotiating group of people's deputies for talks with Russia.

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

08:30. Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order to troops and formations taking part in military exercises to return to places of permanent deployment.

08:00. No military unit, garrison or ship did not comply with the ultimatum of the Russian military to surrender their weapons and swear allegiance to the self-proclaimed "government of the Crimea" or leave the service.

07:20. "We made it clear that President Obama said this to President Putin that while we strongly condemn the actions taken by Russia, there is a way out of this situation.This situation requires a direct dialogue with the sovereign government of Ukraine, withdrawal of troops, 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. The National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine is ready to boycott the Winter Paralympic Games of 2014 in Sochi, if Russia does not withdraw its troops from the territory of Ukraine.

06:01. The US is preparing loan guarantees for Ukraine for a billion dollars.

05:29. Ukraine's permanent representative to the UN, Yuri Sergeyev, said that the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine speaks of preparations for a possible military invasion in other parts of the country.

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

04:28. Before the resolution of the conflict around Ukraine, the US froze any negotiations with Russia on trade and investment.

03:36. Russia intends to discuss with Western countries the situation around Ukraine and the way out of the crisis, provided that the agreement on February 21 will be implemented, and the political forces of the country will be widely represented in the negotiation process.

03:15. US President Barack Obama said that the US 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 in the UN Security Council stated that Russia committed an act of aggression against Ukraine, referring to 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 in the UN Security Council Samantha Power put under the words of the representative of Russia Vitaly Churkin about the request of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Vladimir Putin to bring troops to Ukraine, noting that the words differ from reality.

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

00:59. Representatives of the Russian government do not believe that Viktor Yanukovych may again become president of Ukraine. This was announced 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 the Crimea are adequate, and Russian troops were asked by Viktor Yanukovych, a Russian representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said at today's meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

22:45. In Odessa, activists removed the Russian flag 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 on buses and trucks broke through the border at the checkpoint "Crimea-Kuban."

21:25. The Ukrainian military intercepted Vladimir Putin's telephone conversation with the Russian command, which manages operations in the Crimea.

21:05. The Russian Federation continues to build up its military presence in the Crimea, he said. President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.

18:50. Dr. Komarovsky turned to Russia and asked to think again.

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

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

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

17:00. On the territory of Russia, on the border with the Kharkiv, Lugansk and Donetsk regions, there is an accumulation of military equipment, the governor of the Rostov region deploys points for the reception of refugees, which may indicate the planning of a further military invasion.

16:55. The 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 a military invasion of Ukraine have been going on for the past four years.

15:58. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk said that the Ukrainian government is ready for constructive talks with the Russian side.

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

14:50. On March 3, despite pressure from servicemen of the Russian Federation, servicemen of the Feodosiya anti-aircraft missile regiment solemnly raised the state flag of Ukraine on the parade ground, performed the national anthem and noted that they remain loyal to the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people.

14:35. The largest in the Crimea independent TRK Black Sea shut off today from the air.

14:30. The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine asked the Russian colleagues not to interfere in the energy supply system in the Crimea, since this can lead to serious consequences.

13:59. Donetsk regional council supported the holding of a referendum in the area on expanding the powers of local self-government bodies, but did not approve the date of the referendum.

13:55. Odessa regional council condemned the introduction of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine.

13:46. Ships of the Black Sea Fleet blocked the Corvette "Ternopil" and the ship of management "Slavutich" in Sevastopol Bay.

13:40. If Russia moves to active operations in Ukraine, it is most likely to be a ground operation, says Valentin Badrak, director of the Center for the Study of the Army, Conversion and Disarmament

13:30. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that at present information is being received about the preparation of new provocations against the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the territory of Ukraine.

13:21. Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want to bring the situation in the Crimea to war, and if the US demonstrates its readiness to use force, it will recede, Valentin Badrak, director of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, believes.

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

13:00. During the last 24 hours, there have been occasions when separate units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation arrived in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in violation of international norms and agreements.

12:55. Ukraine made the mistake of abandoning nuclear weapons without building a powerful technological shield of deterrence - ex-deputy defense minister Vladimir Tereshchenko.

12:50. The representative of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation requires the command of a military unit in Belbek to allow the military to join the Crimean authorities and put an ultimatum until 16:00 Monday.

12:40. Chairman of the Supreme Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Igor Samsin called on the 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 Judicial System and Status of Judges".

12:35. Two officers of the Sevastopol tactical aviation brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces suffered as a result of explosions of light-and-noise grenades, which were thrown by the Russian military.

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

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

11:36. And about. President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov dismissed the head of the SBU in Sevastopol Petra Zima, the presidential press service reported.

11:27. 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 an attempt was made to seize the headquarters of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

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

10:57. The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the USA (the 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 the Crimea.

10:49. The main investigative department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against the leader of the Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh.

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

10:12. Armed men are blocking the Ukrainian military unit No. 2904 in Bakhchisaray. This information was confirmed by the commander of the unit Vladimir Sadovnik.

10:07. More than 15,000 servicemen of Russia and about 50 units of equipment are already on the territory of Crimea, among which there are armored cars and armored personnel carriers.

09:57. Russia repeats the tactics of the Abkhaz scenario in the Crimea, however, in Ukraine and at other times it does not succeed all, - the story says.

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

09:30. In the Crimea during the night, several Ukrainian units were attacked.

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

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

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

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

06:36. At night, unknown armed people tried to enter the territory of the Kerchinsky Marine Detachment.

05:58. US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron believe that Russia's actions on the territory of the Crimea are unacceptable. Such a policy conclusion came during a telephone conversation

05:09. Ukraine is ready to give the Crimea as much authority as it can "master". This is the deputy of the faction Fatherland Sergei Sobolev.

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

03:46. Seven leading countries in a joint statement condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and canceled preparations for the G-8 summit in Sochi, scheduled for June this year.

03:15. Lviv region invites the Crimeans to wait for the conflict. The head of the regional council urged residents of the Lviv region to take Crimeans to themselves until the resolution of the conflict situation.

02:41. The leaders of Ukrainian media groups addressed 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 US and Britain.

00:50. Special Forces of the Russian Federation used grenades against the Ukrainian military in the Crimea

00:18. The 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 Aksenov as the head of the Council of Ministers of the Crimea.

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

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

22:59. The press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on its Facebook page posted a message in support of the Ukrainian military in the Crimea. "We do not know if you will hear us now, the guys who said that they will stay in the Crimea until the very last minute.It is important that you know how proud Ukrainians are with you, how warmly we support you, how we admire your courage," - says the appeal.

22:30. NATO calls on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine and abandon plans for an invasion in any of the regions of the country. The Secretary General of the Alliance Anders Fogh Rasmussen reported on 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 Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema. "Now the question of closing the border is being solved, another possibility is the introduction of harsh conditions for its crossing for the Russians," he stressed.

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

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

20:43. Today's position of Ukrainian citizens demonstrates that the country is a single country, and foreign aggression is doomed to failure. This was stated by the leader of the UDAR faction Vitali Klichko in his address to the Ukrainians.

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

20:00. An extraordinary meeting of the OSCE is going on today. The meeting of the members of the organization should take place in Vienna (Austria).

19:59. During the action 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 the Crimea to meet with the leadership of the Mejlis, public activists and servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

19:29. Ukrainian army is preparing to protect the country from Russian aggression: video

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

19:13. Sergei Aksyonov, the Prime Minister of Crimea, who calls himself the Prime Minister of Crimea, said that the Ukrainian military on the peninsula "en masse" is beginning to support its autonomy, while others are expected to be criminally liable.

18:55. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russian protest rallies were held against Russia's aggression in Ukraine. About 300 participants of the action in Moscow were detained, including for singing the Ukrainian anthem. The protesters explained that they do not want to be cannon fodder for the implementation of Vladimir Putin's imperial plans.

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 "unheard of act of aggression" against Ukraine and warned that this could be followed by "very serious retaliatory actions" on the part of America and other countries, including sanctions that would lead to Russia's economic isolation.

18:16. The Council under the President of Russia criticized the idea of ​​an invasion of Ukraine. The use of external military force, connected with the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine, is contrary to Russia's international obligations. This is discussed in the statement of members of the Public Council under the President of the Russian Federation on the development of civil society and human rights in connection with the events in Ukraine.

17:55. In the Crimea, the headquarters of the Azov-Black Sea regional administration and the Simferopol border detachment of the State Border Service of Ukraine were seized. With the support of Russia's armed soldiers, a large number of unknown assailants took the headquarters, broke down all the doors, destroyed automated workplaces and communications facilities.

17:15. Thousands of Kharkiv citizens marched through the central streets of the city, chanting "Putina ghet!". This is reported glavnoe.ua.

16:03. The Small Academy of Sciences calls on Ukrainians to inform Russians about objective information about the events in Ukraine. With such an appeal came the staff of the Academy.

16:01. The leader of the group "Aquarium" Boris Grebenshchikov on his Facebook page reminded that today Orthodox Christians celebrate Forgiveness Sunday. There are no problems that can not be solved peacefully, there is always a solution that will avoid the death of people, the musician stressed. And he added: "Against the aggression of Putin's Russia in Ukraine! Against the occupation of the Crimea! Against the suicide of the country".

15:59. The action of solidarity with Ukraine near the building of the Russian Embassy in Minsk ended in mass detentions. This is reported by the Belarusian newspaper Nasha Niva. Shortly before the action began, seven independent journalists and three public activists were detained at the embassy

15:34. 300 participants in protest actions against Russia's aggression in Ukraine were detained in Moscow.

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

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

15:04. The command of internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine decided to transfer the internal troops to an enhanced version of 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. The rumors that the battalion surrendered or disarmed are not true.

14:35. The decision of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to support President Vladimir Putin's appeal to introduce a "limited military contingent" of Russia's armed forces into 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 that has developed in the Crimea.

14:18. Ukrainian Marines in Feodosia strengthened the perimeter of the unit: there are trenches, barricades of concrete blocks of curbs and tires with embrasures for firing machine guns.

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 unmarkedly blocked the military part 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 enter an additional contingent of six thousand troops.

13:45. In Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk, thousands of protest actions are held against the Russian army's invasion of Ukraine.

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

13:38. The information disseminated in some foreign media that Ukrainian servicemen left their military units on the territory of the Crimea is untrue.

13:15. 10 thousand inhabitants 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 formations.

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

12:59. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted an appeal to the parliaments of the guarantor states 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. The special session of the parliament was over, the question of the introduction of a military or emergency situation was not discussed.

12:45. In Moscow, the siloviki detained 40 protesters against the war between Russia and Ukraine near the building of the Russian Defense Ministry.

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

12:00. The People's Chamber began in Kiev. The main issue is aggression from Russia and the situation in the south-eastern regions. Ukraine.

11:40. Leader of the rock band "Time Machine" Andrei Makarevich warns Russia against the fratricidal war with its closest neighbor - Ukraine. In an interview with Ekho Moskvy, the musician noted that the soldiers should understand that in Ukraine they would meet with the patriots of their country.

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

10:41. Headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy fully controls the military units in the Crimea.

10:01 . The Russian military tried to get into the military units of Ukraine's internal troops in the Crimea under the pretext of ensuring 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 non-fulfillment of the ultimatum, the Marines are threatened with ruffles.

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

08:21. The Russian military controls the checkpoints on the borders of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and held out a system of signaling against people trying to get to the 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 territorial integrity of the country.

07:00. Secretary of the US State Department John Kerry predicts a sharp deterioration in US-Russian relations in the event of Russia escalating the conflict in Ukraine.

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

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

05:34. Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars need to unite their efforts because of the threats of losing statehood due to Russia's interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine and the Crimea, the Right Sector is addressing the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people.

05:10. In the Crimea unknown persons have 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 television channel Rain, in Moscow, state employees are forced to go out today to a rally in support of Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

04:00. Canada withdrew its ambassador from the Russian Federation and refused to participate in the G8 summit.

00:54. Three former Ukrainian presidents Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko called on the authorities to break the Kharkov agreements on the basing of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the 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 in the Ukrainian territory will lie directly on the leadership of Russia, the open appeal of the heads of Ukrainian churches on the recent events in Ukraine, published on the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, says.

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

02:24. The decision to appoint Sergei Aksyonov as 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 the Crimea and the resignation of the government of the autonomy are illegitimate, Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko said.

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

01:54. In Ukraine, general mobilization began, and military commissars began to work.

01:53. The Consul General of the Russian Federation denied the statement of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation about the 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 townspeople took to the anti-Putin march.

01:00. NATO is going to an emergency meeting because of Russia's aggression.

00: 01. In Simferopol, partially unblocked airport.

MARCH 1

22:15. It became known that more than 70 people were injured during the storming of the Kharkiv regional state administration.

21:55. Metropolitan Chernovitsky and Bukovynsky, locum tenens of the Kiev Metropolitan Department, Onufriy appealed to the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill: "I appeal to you, Your Holiness, to do everything possible to prevent the outbreak of hostilities in the territory of Ukraine."

21:45. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk met with the Minister of Defense and 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 the UN Security Council to immediately convene a meeting in Kiev. 2. To appeal to the EU with a proposal urgently to convene the Council of Ministers of the EU or an EU summit in the Livadia Palace in the Crimea. 3. To accept an appeal to the EU with a proposal to sign an association agreement with Ukraine without delay. 4. Decide on Ukraine's readiness to sign agreements with the EU. 5. Call on the West to demand the immediate implementation of the terms of the Budapest Memorandum of Security Assurances, taking into account the availability 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 Federation numbers are constantly moving in the territory. On the perimeter there are military men with submachine guns and machine guns, the Center for Journalistic Investigations reports.

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

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

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

19:30. Today in Simferopol, a group of armed people seized the House of Trade Unions. The editorial office of the Center for Journalistic Investigations is located there.

19:40. The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, on behalf of the Russian Foreign Ministry, began issuing Russian passports to officers of the special unit of the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior Berkut.

19:00. According to eyewitnesses, some people wearing camouflage uniforms with George ribbons, as well as Berkut with automatic weapons, blocked entry to the Crimea. The car was searched and ordered to leave back, not letting it onto the peninsula.

18:50. Vitali Klitschko called on the Rada to meet for an emergency meeting and denounce agreements on friendship and cooperation with Russia and the basing of the Russian fleet in the Crimea.

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

18:00. At 21:00 Kiev time on the initiative of the United Kingdom will meet the UN Security Council 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 for the use of the Armed Forces on the territory of 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 was held on Saturday at the Freedom Square near the building of the regional state administration and the regional council.

16:31. Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted an appeal to the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine to normalize the socio-political situation in that 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 the Crimea and preventing the violation of the laws of Ukraine, he said. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Tenyukh.

16:01. Russia refuses to take part in the negotiations within the framework of the Budapest Memorandum, he said. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrey Deshchitsa. Britain and the US are ready to talk.

15:40. In connection with the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation regarding the events in the Crimea on March 1, in particular, about the alleged attempt to capture "the building of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on" the night of March 1, "by unknown armed men sent from Kiev, The information disseminated by the Russian side is not true.

15:20. And about. President Alexander Turchinov appointed the commander of the Naval Forces Denis Berezovsky.

16:00. A large group of people with pro-Russian slogans and flags of the Russian Federation attacked and seized the building of Kharkov Regional State Administration.

14:45. In Mykolayiv, several thousand people went to a rally to the memorial complex of heroes-Olshans with an appeal to separate Nikolayev from Ukraine, organizing a new federal education together with Odessa and Kherson.

14:41. Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko does not rule out the option of introducing limited troops to Ukraine, but stresses that the decision is for the Russian president.

14:29. From 12:45 armed people in the form of special forces in the number of about 300 people in full combat equipment attempt to seize the Sevastopol Marine Detachment.

14:18. No attempts were made to seize the building of the GU MVD of the Crimea on the night of March 1.

14:05. Pro-Russian activists are storming the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, they removed the Ukrainian flag from the flagpole and hung up the Russian flag.

13:59. People's deputy from the Party of Regions Sergei Tigipko flew to Moscow for negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Crimea.

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

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

13:34. Sergei Aksenov, who calls himself the prime minister of the Crimea, acknowledged that the Russian Black Sea Fleet was involved in protecting important autonomy objects.

13:06. In connection with the appeal of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Sergei Aksenov to Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide assistance in ensuring peace in the territory of the ARC, the administration of the Russian head of 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 establish a tent city near the building of the regional state administration and chose the new "governor" Pavel Gubarev, who demanded from the siloviki to swear allegiance to "people's power."

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

12:44. Russia declares that at night unknown self-defense detachments prevented the seizure of the Crimean Interior Ministry. In Kiev, it is noted that "self-defense" is Russian troops.

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

12:29. Russian ministers do not take pipes when they are called by their Ukrainian counterparts. This situation was clarified during today's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

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

12:04. The excessive military presence of Russia in the Crimea can damage the reputation of the resort and leave the Crimeans without work.

11:54. Guarantors of the territorial integrity of Ukraine - the United Kingdom and the United States - are ready to begin consultations on the situation in the Crimea on the 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. At the same time, if Russia succeeds in provoking a conflict in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, all responsibility for the consequences will lie with the leadership of the Russian Federation.

09:08. Illegally elected Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov temporarily reassigned his power structures and turned to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin for help.

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

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

06:34. The air space of the Crimea will be closed until about Saturday evening, March 1.

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

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

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

02:24. Mejlis announced the seizure of the Kirov military airport.

01:26. Russia opposes "imposing on the Crimea" the proposed mediation mission to resolve the situation on the peninsula, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said after a meeting in the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.

01:02. US President Barack Obama believes that the solution of the situation around the Crimea is possible under the condition of immediate international mediation.

28TH OF FEBRUARY

18:00. Address of the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the head of the Kurultai-Rukh faction in the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Refat Chubarov to the inhabitants of the Crimea.

16:50. Vocalist of the band Krikhytka Sasha Koltsova turned to the inhabitants of Donbass and Crimea.

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

"I believe that everything that happens in the Crimea is a completely natural reaction to the coup that took place in Kiev, the usurpation of power, which was made by a handful of radicals compared with the 45 million population of Ukraine's residents, and the Crimeans, naturally, do not want to obey they will not obey the nationalists and Bandera.It is absolutely understandable the desire of ordinary Crimeans to self-organize and create self-defense groups - 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 the Crimea is localized, the protection of administrative buildings and other facilities in the south and east of Ukraine is strengthened, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andrei Parubiy said.

14:00. Ukrainian military facilities in Sevastopol are not captured or attacked. In case of aggression, the Ukrainian military are ready for adequate actions, NSDCU secretary Parubiy said.

13:50. The Kerch ferry works in the regular mode.

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

12:38. The armed forces have blocked the work of the state enterprise Krymaererukh, which provides air navigation over the territory of the peninsula.

11:55. The Crimean Council has clarified the essence of the issues put to the referendum on May 25.

11:40. At present, the exit from the Balaklava Bay, where the Ukrainian Border Guard is deployed, is blocked by the Russian Black Sea Fleet's missile boat.

11:13. In the Crimea, checkpoints appeared: the roads to the entrance to the peninsula are blocked and protected.

10:59. Some of the chiefs and rank-and-file employees of the Sevastopol city state administration applied for leave with subsequent dismissal of their own accord or went to a sick leave.

10:50. Сегодня в 11:00 состоится заседание Совета национальной безопасности и обороны относительно ситуации в Автономной Республике Крым.

10:45. Верховная Рада Украины требует вмешательства Совета безопасности ООН в случае эскалации конфликта в Крыму.

10:20. Народный депутат, бывший премьер-министр Крыма, Сергей Куницын заявил, что Верховная Рада может распустить Раду Крыма.

09:32. Министр внутренних дел Украины Арсен Аваков оценивает происходящее в Крыму как вооруженное вторжение и оккупацию со стороны России.

08:58. Министр внутренних дел Арсен Аваков подтвердил информацию о том, что аэропорт Бельбек около Севастополя захвачен подразделениями Черноморского флота РФ, а в аэропорту Симферополь также находятся российские военные.

08:47. Около 23:00 27 февраля вооруженные люди в военной форме без опознавательных знаков блокировали въезд на аэродром "Бельбек", находящийся в 25 км от Севастополя.

08:36. Государственный секретарь США Джон Керри заявил, что российский министр иностранных дел Сергей Лавров уверил его в том, что Россия будет уважать территориальную целостность Украины.

08:02. В связи с событиями в Украине Госдуме РФ будет упростить не только выдачу российских паспортов украинцам, но и порядок присоединения к России новых субъектов федерации.

06:59. В Раду внесен проект постановления с обращением к странам-гарантам территориальной целостности Украины в соответствии с Будапештским меморандумом по поводу ситуации в Крыму.

06:13. Вооруженные люди, которых заподозрили в попытке захвата, покинули аэропорт Симферополя, сообщил пресс-секретарь авиапредприятия Игорь Стратилати.

04:58. Один из ведущих немецких юристов Отто Лухтерханд, около 20 лет назад участвовавший в подготовке Конституции России, заявил, что Крым не имеет права самостоятельно определять свой статус.

04:50. На вчерашнем заседании в Верховном Совете Крыма не было кворума - в крымском парламенте было менее 40 депутатов, заявил депутат крымского парламента Николай Сумулиди.

04:20. Украинцы Крыма обратились к новой центральной власти с просьбой принять меры для урегулирования кризиса, и призвали ЕС повлиять на позицию России относительно сепаратистских настроений на полуострове.

02:51. Председатель ОБСЕ и министр иностранных дел Швейцарии Дидье Буркхалтер высказал серьезную обеспокоенность текущими событиями в Крыму и анонсировал визит на полуостров своего личного посланника Тима Гулдиманна и Верховного комиссара ОБСЕ по делам национальных меньшинств Астрида Сорса в течение ближайших дней.

02:42. Как сообщает ТСН, вооруженные автоматами неизвестные люди создали блокпосты на трассах, которые ведут в Крым, перекрыв дороги возле поселков Армянское и Чангар.

02:16. В Крыму на территории аэропорта "Симферополь", у внутренних авиалиний, находится четыре грузовика КамАЗ и 150 военнослужащих.

01:57. Любые решения по опросу общественного мнения под видом проведения референдума в Автономной Республике Крым, которые противоречат Конституции Украины, будут нелегитимными. Такое мнение высказал председатель Совета судей Украины Василий Онопенко.

00:26. Украинцы, которые проживают на территории Крыма, призвали центральную власть предпринять все меры для защиты спокойствия и безопасности жителей полуострова, а от институтов ЕС ждут влияния на позицию Москвы по поводу сепаратистских настроений.

00:22. Около полутора десятка военных грузовиков с неизвестными вооруженными людьми заблокировали аэропорт Бельбек возле Севастополя.

27 ФЕВРАЛЯ

22:15. Председатель Совета министров Автономной Республики Крым Сергей Аксенов считает, что Виктор Янукович является законным президентом Украины.

20:31. В Крыму появились блокпосты: дороги на въезд к полуострову перекрыты и охраняются. Такие кордоны стоят близ Джанкоя и Армянска. Блокпосты, построенные из бетонных блоков, мешков с песком и других подручных материалов, охраняют вооруженные люди в камуфляже.

20:24. И.о президента Украины Александр Турчинов сменил представителя президента в Крыму.Сергей Куницын сменил на этом посту Виктора Плакиду.

20:14. По данным информированного источника в правоохранительных органах Крыма, глава общественного движения Украинский выбор Виктор Медведчук сейчас пребывает в Крыму и может быть причастен к происходящему в Крымской автономии.

19:40. На внеочередной сессии Верховной Рады АРК принято постановление об организации и проведении республиканского референдума по вопросу усовершенствования статуса и полномочий АРК.

19:15. Новым премьером Крыма избран лидер партии "Русское единство" Сергей Аксенов. За него проголосовали 61 из 64 зарегистрированных на сессии депутатов (всего в парламенте АРК 100 депутатов). Кандидатуру Аксенова якобы согласовал нардеп от Партии регионов Вадим Колесниченко.

18:45. Верховная Рада АРК приняла постановление об организации и проведении 25 мая республиканского референдума по вопросу усовершенствования статуса и полномочий автономии. Будет вынесен вопрос "АРК обладает государственной самостоятельностью и входит в состав Украины на основе договоров и соглашений".

18:20. Член Центральной избирательной комиссии Юрий Донченко сказал, что юридической базы для проведения референдума в Крыму нет.

17:50. Рады Крыма отправила в отставку Совет министров АРК во главе с выходцем из Макеевки Анатолием Могилевым.

17:30. Депутат-регионал, миллиардер с российским прошлым, президент Смарт-холдинга Вадим Новинский, избравшийся в парламент по севастопольскому округу, власти Севастополя и местных жителей не допустить раскола Украины.

16:24. Турция поддерживает территориальную целостность Украины и внимательно следит за ситуацией в Крыму. Об этом заявил министр иностранных дел Ахмет Давутоглу.

14:42. Возле рады Крыма собираются пророссийские активисты. Об этом сообщает Центр журналистских расследований. К захваченному зданию ВР Крыма со стороны Главпочтамта подошла огромная колонна мужчин с георгиевскими ленточками на руках. Их около 800 человек.

13:53. Первый глава СБУ Евгений Марчук: Совмин и парламент Крыма захватил спецназ из Севастополя. По моим данным, планируется возврат к Конституции Крыма 1992 года, формирование "своего" правительства, а затем, вероятнее всего, референдум… Ну и далее понятно, что будет далее.

13:49. Директор компании стратегического консалтинга Berta Communications, политтехнолог Тарас Березовец считает, что события в Крыму начинают развиваться по приднестровскому сценарию. Об этом он сказал в ходе интернет-конференции на портале ЛІГА.net.

13:36. Президиум Рады Крыма инициирует проведение референдума.

13:04. Возле здания Верховной Рады Крыма собрались пророссийские активисты. Около 200 человек с флагами РФ, скандируя "Россия!", подошли к крымскому парламенту. Они называют своим президентом Виктора Януковича.

12:54. Министерство здравоохранения Крыма подтвердило гибель двух людей во время столкновений между сторонниками и противниками сепаратизма в Крыму 26 февраля. Об этом сообщает пресс-служба ведомства.

12:28. Генеральный секретарь НАТО Андерс Фог Расмуссен выразил обеспокоенность событиями в Крыму. Об этом Расмуссен написал в Twitter. "Я призываю Россию не предпринимать никаких действий, которые могут обострить напряженность или создать недоразумения", - заявил генсек НАТО.

11:55. В МИД Украины вызван временный поверенный РФ в Украине Андрей Воробьев, которому вручена нота относительно безотлагательного проведения двусторонних консультаций в соответствии со статьей 7 Договора о дружбе, сотрудничестве и партнерстве между Украиной и Российской Федерацией от 31 мая 1997 года, а также нота с просьбой воздержаться от передвижения вне дислокации воинских подразделений ЧФ РФ, временно расположенных на территории Украины.

11:52. Министр иностранных дел Польши Радослав Сикорский выразил обеспокоенность событиями в Крыму, в том числе захватом неизвестными боевиками административных зданий в Симферополе. Об этом сообщает польское информационное агентство PAP

11:24. Руководство Совета министров и Верховной Рады Крыма приступило к переговорам с вооруженными лицами, захватившими здания правительства и парламента. Об этом журналистам сообщил председатель Совмина Анатолий Могилев. Переговоры в парламенте идут по вопросу проведения сессии Верховной Рады.

11:02. The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of 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 the Crimea.

10:28. Any movement of the Russian military outside the Black Sea Fleet's home territory in the Crimea will be regarded by Ukraine as military aggression. This was stated by Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov at the plenary session.

10:15. Representatives of the Ukrainian special services left for the village of Ukmornoye near Simferopol, where Russian armored personnel carriers were found. "Our employees will conduct certain actions to prevent violations of public order," said an employee of the Crimean SBU.

10:13. Near the Russian base in the Crimean village of Ukrmnoye, which is located 20 kilometers from Simferopol, there are seven armored troop carriers. A source in the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea told the Center for Journalistic Investigations.

09:49. The invaders told the head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anatoly Mogilev that they are not authorized to negotiate and make demands

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

09:04. As part of the verification of the combat readiness of troops deployed on the territory of the Western and Central Military Districts of the Russian Federation, the formations and military units started large-scale redeployment to designated areas. This is reported by the official website of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

08:43. Armed with automatic weapons and machine guns detachment of unknown persons captured the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea in Simferopol. This was reported i.o. the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Avakov in Facebook.

08:38. As of 07:45 the center of Simferopol is surrounded by law enforcement. Pedestrians and transport are not allowed. Trolleybuses from the Central market towards pl. Lenin also does not go.

07:24. Today, at about 5:50 am, unidentified 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 men in uniform without identification marks do not put forward any demands

05:59. In the Human Rights Council under President Vladimir Putin, a temporary working group was set up to monitor the observance of human rights on the territory of Ukraine. As the member of this group, the chairman of the permanent commission of the HRC for Human Rights Abroad, Andrei Yurov, said, 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 on military intervention in the Crimea.

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

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21:20. In Crimea, a coalition government will be formed. This was announced by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev during the People's Veche on Maydan in Kiev.

19:20. The General Prosecutor's Office opened the proceedings after the manifestations of separatism in the Crimea. This was announced at a briefing in Kiev. 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 stirring up separatist sentiments.

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

17:10. Today during a rally near the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, a corpse of an unknown elderly man was found without signs of physical injuries. This is reported by the Ministry of Health of the ARC.

17:08. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov canceled the session of the Crimean Parliament due to lack of 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 that the Alliance sent a signal about this to "those concerned".

15:29. Director of the Yalta sanatorium of the Black Sea Fleet, Vladimir Klemeshev, officially explained why representatives of the Black Sea Fleet's regular service personnel arrived on the health resort territory. According to him, this decision was taken to protect the order and prevent possible unrest. Today there are 31 holiday-makers in the sanatorium - citizens of the Russian Federation.

15:08. Police officers returned to the square in front of the Crimean Council and divided hostile groups of demonstrators. This is reported by the Crimean news agency

14:38. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC Vladimir Konstantinov called unreliable the information disseminated by some mass media that today during the extraordinary plenary session of the parliament of the autonomy it is planned to take radical decisions right up to the release of Crimea from Ukraine.

13:25. The leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, the leader of the Kurultai-Rukh faction Refat Chubarov asks the Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Viktor Konstantinov to postpone an extraordinary session of the Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

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

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

09:23. The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people summons the Crimeans to a rally against separatism. The action will begin at 10:00 am under the walls of the Crimean parliament under the slogan "Preservation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and prevention of adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC of decisions aimed at destabilizing the situation in the autonomy"

06:28. Chairman of the Coordination Council of the Sevastopol City Administration for Life Support of Sevastopol, Russian businessman Alexei Chaly told that an anti-terrorist center will be created in the city, which will unite and coordinate the activities of self-defense units.

05:52. Russia is ready to take "any adequate action to protect compatriots living in the 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 Ekho Moskvy.

01:07. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov called on the Prosecutor General's Office and its workers to repulse separatist tendencies.

00:53. To protect one of the strategic sites from Togliatti (Russia), a separate brigade of special forces of the Russian GRU was sent to the Crimea. The siloviki will serve until the full stabilization of the situation in Ukraine, reports TLT.ru.