Europe

Ukraine crisis: BBC reporters on the ground

  • 1 March 2014
  • From the section Europe

With Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for parliamentary approval for a troop deployment in Ukraine and pro-Russian forces tightening their grip on Crimea, the turmoil in Ukraine is turning into a full-blown international crisis.

The BBC's reporters on the ground cover the latest developments.

Ukraine's Acting President Oleksander Turchinov has called an emergency meeting of his security chiefs, report correspondents
Ukraine's Acting President Oleksander Turchinov has called an emergency meeting of his security chiefs, report correspondents
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The tension in Crimea is increasingly militarised
The tension in Crimea is increasingly militarised
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The crisis is turning into a fast-moving game of geopolitical chess
The crisis is turning into a fast-moving game of geopolitical chess
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The mood in Kiev is very against any Russian intervention, say correspondents
The mood in Kiev is very against any Russian intervention, say correspondents
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It is unclear what Russia's response will mean in practice
It is unclear what Russia's response will mean in practice
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President Putin makes his move
President Putin makes his move
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The question everyone is asking
The question everyone is asking
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Map of the Crimean peninsula
The autonomous province of Crimea is home to 2.3 milion people, and no small number of military bases
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Amid claim and counter-claim, it increasingly appears as though Russia might be preparing to move
Amid claim and counter-claim, it increasingly appears as though Russia might be preparing to move
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The Russian parliament is calling for boots on the ground to protect its Black Sea fleet
The Russian parliament is calling for boots on the ground to protect its Black Sea fleet
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Despite the calm on the streets of Crimea, military tension is rising sharply
Despite the calm on the streets of Crimea, military tension is rising sharply
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The backlash is building
The backlash is building
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Pro-Russian activists put Russian flags over the administration office in the centre of Donetsk
Anti-government protesters are taking to the streets across eastern and southern Ukraine, correspondents report
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The new government's problems are not limited to Crimea
The new government's problems are not limited to Crimea
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Security seems to be the watchword across the country now
Security seems to be the watchword across the country now
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Pro-Russian forces have tightened their control of Crimea
Correcting a previous tweet saying there were none there, Daniel Sandford reports there are armed men at Crimea's Krym TV station
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Pro-Russian demonstrators make their point outside the police headquarters in Crimea's capital
Pro-Russian demonstrators make their point outside the police headquarters in Crimea's capital
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Most of Crimea's population are ethnic Russian
Most of Crimea's population are ethnic Russian
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Kevin Bishop captures the mood in Crimea
Things appear to be less tense on the ground today, despite increased diplomatic pressure internationally
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The armed men guarding buildings in Crimea are equipped with military hardware
The armed men guarding buildings in Crimea are equipped with military hardware
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None of the armed men controlling key institutions have left their posts since they first moved in
None of the armed men controlling key institutions have left their posts since they first moved in
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President Putin offers a hint of what his next move might be
President Putin offers a hint of what his next move might be
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Crimea was part of Russia until the 1950s, and still has very close ties with the country
Crimea was part of Russia until the 1950s, and still has very close ties with the country
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"Temporary" was not defined
"Temporary" was not defined
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Crimea's newly installed leader tightens his grip on the province
Crimea's newly installed leader tightens his grip on the province
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Opponents of the new government in Kiev often say the opposition are fascists. They are not wrong about all of them. Go to BBC Newsnight on YouTube for the full report.
Opponents of the new government in Kiev often say the opposition are fascists. They are not wrong about all of them. Go to BBC Newsnight on YouTube for the full report.
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