Friday, February 28, 2014

Ukraine In Crisis -- News Updates February 28, 2014

'Military Invasion And Occupation': Putin's Marines On Ukraine Streets As Kiev Demands Kremlin Hand Over Deposed President From Sanctuary In Russia -- Daily Mail

* Blockading airport in Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea
* Armed men also took over other main Crimean airport - no violence reported
* Ukraine ask U.N. Security Council to call a session to discuss the crisis
* Country's new interior minister branded the act an 'armed invasion'
* Russia granted shelter to Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych
* Yanukovych has a news conference scheduled today
* Ukraine will ask Russia to extradite Yanukovich if his location is confirmed
* Ukraine Central Bank is limiting foreign currency withdrawals
* Russian military helicopters have flown to Ukraine according to Interfax

Ukraine's ex-President Yanukovych has made his first public appearance since being ousted, telling a news conference that he was going to fight for his country's future.

His speech came as Russian military continue to block a Ukrainian military airport in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea, an act Ukraine's new interior minister has branded an 'armed invasion.'

Dozens of armed men also took over the other main Crimean airport, Simferopol and Ukraine's State Border Guard Service says about 30 Russian marines have taken positions outside its Coast Guard base in the Sevastopol.

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More News On The Crisis In Ukraine

Ukraine turmoil LIVE UPDATES -- RT
Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' after airport seizure - live updates -- The Guardian
Crisis in Ukraine: Live -- BBC
Ukraine Live Blog Live -- Al Jazeera
Latest Updates on the Tensions in Ukraine -- The Lede/New York Times
[Live updates] Yanukovych defiant at first press conference since impeachment -- Euronews

'No takeover' at Crimean capital’s airport, ‘self-defense squads’ on nearby patrol -- RT
Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine's Crimea, Russia denies involvement -- Reuters
Gunmen seize two Crimean airports in 'military invasion' -- The Guardian
Conflict fears rise after pro-Russian gunmen seize Crimean parliament -- The Guardian
Armed Men Take Position at Two Airports in Crimea -- New York Times
Armed Men Occupy Two Airports in Ukraine's Crimea -- Wall Street Journal
Ukraine crisis: 'Russians' occupy Crimea airports -- BBC
Military airport in Ukraine's Crimea taken over by Russian soldiers-Interfax -- Reuters
Pro-Russia separatists flex muscles in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula -- Washington Post
Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoff -- L.A. Times

Ukraine Accuses Russia of 'Invasion' Over Airport Blockade -- NBC
Ukraine Accuses Russian Soldiers in Crimea of 'Invasion' -- RIA Novosti
Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' after Crimea airports blockaded -- The Telegraph
Ukraine Says Russian Military Blocking Airports and Roads -- Time
Top Ukraine security official says Kremlin behind Crimea events -- Reuters
Ukraine: Russia behind airport takeovers -- Al Jazeera
Ukraine official says Russian troops take over military airport in Crimea -- CBS/AP
Ukraine’s Turchynov Sees Russia Involvement in Crimea -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Ukraine tells Russia to back off as Crimea tensions, secession fears deepen -- CNN
Ukraine: Russian Forces "Blocking" Crimea Airport -- Voice of America
Ukraine's State Border Guard says coast guard base surrounded by about 30 Russian marines -- AP
Ukraine Says It Controls Crimean Airports -- New York Times

Russian naval fleet says has not seized Crimea airport: Interfax -- Reuters
Russia's fleet denies involvement in blockading military airport in Ukraine's Crimea -- Reuters

Ukraine leader summons security chiefs to discuss Crimea -- Reuters
Ukrainian leader dismisses armed forces chief of staff -- Reuters
Ukraine asks U.N. Security Council to consider situation in country -- Reuters
Ukraine's parliament calls on Russia not to support separatism -- Reuters

Ukraine Asks Russia to Extradite Yanukovych -- RIA Novosti
Ukraine will seek Yanukovich extradition if he is in Russia -- Reuters
Ukraine Asks Russia To Extradite Ousted President Viktor Yanukovych -- NBC
Ukraine prosecutor orders detention of 10 top former officials -- Reuters

Ukraine Says Reserves Cover Debt Payments as Aid Talks Start -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Ukraine hopes for aid soon, will fulfill IMF conditions: PM -- Reuters
Ukraine cbank limits foreign currency withdrawals by 15,000 hryvnia per day -- Reuters

Ukraine's new leaders begin search for missing billions -- The Guardian
Hunt for the hidden loot: Ukraine's new government looks for missing $20billion in gold as it dries out the secret papers fleeing president threw in the water -- Daily Mail

Three European states freeze Ukraine ex-leaders' assets -- Reuters
Swiss, Austrians Move to Block Yanukovych Assets -- AP
Swiss prosecutor opens money laundering probe into Yanukovich -- Reuters
Countries freeze Yanukovych assets, Swiss launch money-laundering probe -- Globe and Mail
Austria to freeze assets of 18 Ukrainians: foreign ministry -- Reuters

Russia's Putin orders government to work with partners on Ukraine -- Reuters
Putin Pledges Aid to Ukraine but Leaves Steps Unclear -- New York Times
Putin Reassures Merkel Over Ukraine -- Wall Street Journal
Russian moves raise stakes in Ukraine conflict -- AP
Conciliatory words hide Putin's anger over Ukraine -- Reuters

Biden offers support to new Ukraine prime minister -- Washington Post/AP
Kerry Talks With Russian Foreign Minister About Ukraine Crisis -- Wall Street Journal
Russian troop movements near Ukraine raise concerns, U.S. official says -- CNN
US, NATO, EU lecture Russia with 'provocative statements' on Ukraine -- RT
NATO commander plays down tension with Russia over Ukraine -- Reuters
Hagel, NATO chief urge all sides to stay cool as Russia drills on Ukrainian border -- Stars and Stripes
Hagel Warns Russia Not to Intervene in Ukraine -- New York Times

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