Russia has denied reports that it's issued an ultimatum for Ukrainian troops to surrender, as Western leaders concede that Kyiv has lost control of the Crimean peninsula.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague has said it has jurisdiction to hear the case of a Ukrainian company seeking to recover damages for property lost when Russia annexed Crimea.
The court found the Tatar leader guilty of "separatism" for calling on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine. Ukraine has called the verdict "illegal and politically-motivated."
After Siemens turbines built by its Russian partners were transferred to Crimea, two more turbines appear to have been delivered without the German firm's knowledge. The case is a test of EU sanctions against Russia.
In a DW interview, Crimean Tatar council chair Refat Chubarov criticizes German FDP party head Christian Lindner, whose proposal for addressing the Crimea conflict, he says, could spell disaster for Chubarov's people.
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