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Ukraine soldier killed in Crimea as crisis hits military stage

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 01:43

Ukraine warned on Tuesday its conflict with Russia had entered a "military stage" and authorised its troops to open fire in self-defence after suffering the first casuality since pro-Kremlin forces seized Crimea nearly three weeks ago.

Moscow assets set to fall after Crimea votes to join Russia

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 15:35

Partial results showed that 96 percent of voters in Crimea favoured accession to Russia at a referendum on Sunday Western powers said was illegal and will bring immediate sanctions.

US spies not caught off-guard by Crimea crisis: General

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 01:14

Accused of failing to anticipate Russian`s actions in Ukraine, US spy agencies insisted Friday they were not caught off-guard and had warned the White House intervention was "imminent."