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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Aug. 24 accused Russia of sending major military backup to pro-Moscow rebels, speaking just ahead of talks on the conflict with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.
A referendum on Crimea's status would take place in 10 days, the region's Vice PM said
ISTANBUL/MOSCOW - Reuters
'It is the responsibility of Ukrainians to resolve the crisis' Erdoğan told Putin
'Tension must be avoided and problems should be solved through diplomacy. International law must be observed for this objective,' Abdullah Gül said
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia had the right to use "all means" to protect its citizens in Ukraine
PARIS / KIEV - Reuters
Russia rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told troops to return to their permanent bases after calling a snap drill to check their battle-readiness last week.
MADRID - Agence France-Presse
'If they are the self-defence forces created by the inhabitants of Crimea, we have no authority over them,' Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
UNITED NATIONS - Reuters
Ukraine's ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting Russia's military intervention
SIMFEROPOL - Reuters
A UN special envoy was forced to abandon a mission to Ukraine's Russian-occupied Crimea region on March 5 after being stopped by armed men and besieged inside a café by a hostile crowd shouting 'Russia! Russia!'
KERCH – The Associated Press
Russia's Black Sea Fleet has told Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender by 5 a.m. on Tuesday or face a military assault
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