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Russia Ukraine Crimea Crisis Updates: 
>> As Russia nears the 5th anniversary of its annexation of Crimea, signs show that nuclear-capable forces may have been deployed there - a move that could directly threaten the United States and its NATO allies.
The Ukrainian territory of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation on 18 March 2014. Since then, the peninsula has been administered as the de facto Crimean Federal District, constituting two Russian federal subjects—the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The annexation followed a military intervention by Russia in Crimea, which took place in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and was part of wider unrest across southern and eastern Ukraine. Now the European Unions and United States have announced various Sanctions on Russia & Ukraine.
>> Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Monday it was deploying more than 10 Sukhoi SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets to amid tensions.
Ukraine has responded to tensions in Crimea by cutting ties with Russia and asking the West for support.
President Poroshenko said the international community must not accept Russia's aggressive policy, in an interview with German newspaper Bild.
"First it was Crimea, then eastern Ukraine, now he wants the Sea of Azov," Poroshenko said.
Poroshenko warned on national television on Tuesday of a full-scale war with Russia.
>> Russia has not given up on the idea of grabbing more Ukrainian territory to have a land corridor to Crimea, according to the Ukrainian diplomat

Russian Exchange Launches Oil Trade in Crimea

US President Barack Obama said in a press conference that Washington stood "ready to impose further sanctions" depending on whether Russia escalated or de-escalated the situation in Ukraine.

If Moscow continued to intervene in Ukraine, he warned, it would "achieve nothing except to further isolate Russia and diminish its place in the world".

Details Regarding Sanctions:-

The travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine.

These moves follow Sunday’s referendum in Crimea, in which officials say 97% of voters backed breaking away from Ukraine and joining Russia.

The individuals targeted by the sanctions are seen as having played a key role in the referendum, which Kiev, the US and EU deem illegal.

Pro-Russian forces have been in control of Crimea since late February.
Moscow says the troops are pro-Russian self-defence forces and not under its direct control.

The crisis follows the ousting on 22 February of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych, who had sparked months of street protests by rejecting a planned EU trade deal in favour of closer ties with Moscow.

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