Read previous news on the topic: Ukrainian crisis: March 26
Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday, March 18, making Crimea part of Russia again. He also said he didn't plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.
On the same day a Ukrainian serviceman protecting one of the remaining Ukrainian bases in the main town of Simferopol on the peninsula came under attack - the first death in Crimea from a military clash since Russia seized control in late February. The Ukrainian authorities said the attackers had been wearing Russian military uniforms, and responded by authorizing its soldiers in Crimea to use weapons to protect their lives, reversing previous orders that they should avoid using arms against attack.
In response to Russia's actions, the EU, the U.S. and Canada have introduced a number of sanctions against Russian officials. Moscow responded with symmetrical sanctions.
As of March 24 there were around 100 thousands soldiers on the Russian side of the south-eastern borders of Ukraine and Crimea. On the same time Ukrainian soldiers were ordered to leave the peninsula.
00:11. Russian authorities should be aware of who is a citizen of the Russian who have citizenship of other states, and responsibility should be introduced for concealment of such information, Russia's Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with members of the Federation Council.
00:36. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has stopped the activities of a group of 40 people who tried to destabilize the situation in Kyiv by provoking clashes, headed by a former employee of the Sevastopol military intelligence unit of the Ministry of Defence, reported the press service of the SBU.
08:07. Head of the German Parliament, Norbert Lammert criticized the intention of Yulia Tymoshenko to take part in elections of the President of Ukraine.
The German politician noted that today Ukraine needs a president who is able to unite the country.
08:27. The Interior Ministry in the coming days will unveil all the documents as well as all video and audio files in the case of the death of the coordinator of the 'Right sector' civil movement Oleksandr Muzychko (Sashko Bily), Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook.
08:34. The Crimean government has imposed a moratorium on the issuance of land and privatization of property, first Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev wrote on Facebook.
08:45. During the last day more than 600 Russian units have pulled up to the border of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk wrote on Facebook.
09:17. Russian Foreign Ministry has called the UN General Assembly resolution on Ukraine counter-productive and urged the international community to stabilize the situation in the country. Challenge the annexation of Crimea to Russia is useless, says a statement, published on the ministry's web-site.
09:31. Euromaidan Self-Defence fighters are holding a rally against the 'Right sector' civil movement' under the Verkhovna Rada's building. The accuse this organization of helping Russia's Vladimit Putin to destabilize the situation in the country (pictures).
10:15. Ukraine's parliament has registered a draft resolution on dismissal of Arsen Avakov from a post of Interior Minister.