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.