Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘armed invasion’

Guardian Online – Acting Ukrainian president Oleksandr Turchynov is speaking in Kiev. He has accused Russia of aggression and called on president Vladimir Putin to “stop provocations.”

BBC is live translating:

• In a televised address, Mr Turchynov said Moscow was trying to play out an “Abkhazian” plan, waiting for the Ukrainian side to react to provocations so that Moscow could annex Crimea.

• Mr Turchynov called on Russian President Putin to “stop provocations”, start negotiations and immediately “pull out” Russian troops.

• Ukraine’s acting leader said that the “Ukrainian army is not responding” to the provocations in Crimea.

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