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Putin defiant over Crimea despite sanctions
Kremlin says president has approved draft treaty to make Ukrainian region part of Russia despite Western condemnation.
Last updated: 18 Mar 2014 10:33 GMT
US condemns Russian 'aggression' in Crimea
US says Russian military moves are illegal and pretext for wider invasion, as Russia says it is defending its interests.
Last updated: 05 Mar 2014 08:45 GMT
Putin: Use of force is last resort in Ukraine
Russian leader's comments come as warning shots fired in stand-off between Russian and Ukraine troops at base in Crimea.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2014 15:04 GMT
Russia says Yanukovich asked for intervention
Moscow's envoy tells UN Security Council that ousted Ukrainian leader requested Russia's armed forces to enter Ukraine.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2014 04:40 GMT
Russia 'demands Ukrainian navy surrender'
Moscow denies Kiev's claim of ultimatum as Russia's UN envoy says ousted Ukraine leader requested military intervention.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2014 00:04 GMT
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