Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia have been grounded as the two countries exchanged sanctions against their respective airlines. Travelers between the two countries will now have to fly via a third country, take the overnight train or drive.
Russia's central bank has presented a new banknote showing the Crimean naval city of Sevastopol and the Greek and Roman ruins at Chersonesus. Images of the annexed peninsula were chosen by the public in an online poll.
Ukraine is seeking to politically redefine the situation in its eastern separatist-held areas. Petro Poroshenko has put forth a bill labeling Russia an aggressor and reaffirming his commitment to the Minsk II protocol.
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."
A UN probe has found that Russian officials in Crimea committed serious rights abuses, including the deportation and torture of prisoners. Investigators also documented crackdowns on Ukrainian citizenship and culture.
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