As it happened: Ukraine turmoil

Key points

  • Ukrainian interim President Olexander Turchynov has warned Russia against any "military aggression" in Crimea
  • Ukrainian parliament votes to approve Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister - he is a key ally of ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko
  • Viktor Yanukovych has requested Russian protection following his ousting as president of Ukraine
  • Armed men have seized government buildings in Crimea and flown the Russian flag
  • IMF is sending a fact-finding team to Kiev in coming days to discuss ways it can help
  • All times in GMT

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  • Yaroslav Lukov 
  • Jasmine Coleman 
  • Sherie Ryder 
  • Marie Jackson 
  • Paul Gribben 
  • Kerry Alexandra 

Last updated 27 February 2014

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