Armed men have stormed the regional parliament building in Simferopol and raised the Russian flag.
Controversial Ukrainian website Myrotvorets has added former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to its list of enemies of the state. It’s caused quite a stir — but that seems to be the desired effect.
Moscow has slapped economic sanctions on hundreds of Ukrainian nationals, including ministers, senior lawmakers and President Petro Poroshenko's son. Russia said the measures could be revoked if Kyiv lifts theirs.
Voters in east Ukraine have confirmed in office interim leaders of two rebel-held regions. The polls, denounced by Kyiv and the West, are widely seen as tightening Moscow's grip on the territories.
Residents of parts of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists have voted in polls condemned by Germany. A rebel official accused Ukraine of using "telephone terrorism" to try to tamper with the vote.
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