It came amid escalating tensions after armed men seized the parliament building and the regional government headquarters in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea, and hoisted Russian flags.
Ukraine's leader warns Russia after 'armed men' seize government HQ in the Crimea ~ link ~ Armed men seized regional government headquarters and parliament in Ukraine's Crimea on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.
"I am appealing to the military leadership of the Russian Black Sea fleet," said Olexander Turchinov, acting president since the removal of Viktor Yanukovich last weekend.
Yanukovich says he is still President, asks Russia to ensure his safety ~ link
Crimea Parliament announces referendum on Ukrainian region's future ~ link ~ Looks like the Crimea will be returning to Russia! Stirling
Ukraine Crisis: Officials beg for $15 billion to stave off collapse ~ link
'Ukraine' warns of Russian 'aggression' ~ link
Syrian War: ISIS imposes harsh rules on Christians in Raqqa ~ link ~ People of America, Britain, France, Germany...this is what your government is supporting! Why are you putting up with this evil crap??? Stirling