As it happened: Crimea crisis

Key points

  • Ukraine's military says an officer has been killed in an attack on a base in Crimea
  • The shooting came hours after President Putin signs a treaty to accept the "Republic of Crimea" into the Russian Federation
  • US, UK, France and Germany condemn Russia's actions and call for a strong response
  • The White House calls a meeting of G7 leaders next week to discuss the crisis
  • Pro-Russian forces have been in control of Crimea since late February
  • All times GMT

Live text


  • Bernadette McCague 
  • Alastair Lawson 
  • Nina Lamparski 
  • Sherie Ryder 
  • Victoria King 
  • Laurence Peter 

Last updated 18 March 2014

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