Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine's prime minister vowed not to relinquish "a single centimetre" of his country's territory.
Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, has begun medical treatment at Berlin's Charite hospital. But the doctors caring for her said Saturday it's too soon to say how long the treatment will take and what lasting damage the 53-year-old might have.
A Russian military truck broke down the gates of a Ukrainian base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol and is under siege by Russians on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. No shots have been fired.
Russia has been swept up in patriotic fervour for bringing Crimea, its old imperial jewel, back into its territory -- as tens of thousands of people thronged Red Square on Friday waving flags and chanting "Crimea is Russia!"
One by one, U.S. President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
Nine Russian soldiers who were participating in military exercises in Canada have been expelled from the country, as Ottawa continues to denounce Russia’s military intervention in Crimea, CTV News has learned.