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post 17 March 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Where will the EU draw the line in Ukraine?

EU measures against Russia punish 21 individuals from Russia and Crimea with travel bans and asset freezes.

article 14 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Syria anniversary: the impact of barrel bombs
by What happened in Syria when the world was not watching

With the eyes of the world on Ukraine, an escalated campaign of barrel bombings by the regime of Bashar al-Assad has led to the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children in Syria.

article 07 March 2014 UK, Ukraine
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Armed 'Russians' seize Ukraine base in Sevastopol

Armed men, thought to be Russians, seize a Ukrainian military base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol. Meanwhile, Ukraine's premier rejects Crimea's planned referendum.

post 05 March 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ukraine, Paris and Brussels

US and EU diplomacy to end the Ukraine crisis is being undermined by the lack of appetite among some countries for any course of action that might influence Russia's next moves.

post 04 March 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Sobering reading: UN report on Central African Republic

Here at Channel 4 News we try hard to keep the plight of people in the Central Africa Republic on the radar - and Monday's UN report makes for sobering reading.

post 03 March 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog UK options on Ukraine: warn, threaten and wait

The UK has no intention of doing anything "muscular" to stop Russia taking Crimea, which is now considered as returned fully to the Russian sphere.

article 03 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Ukraine crisis: political leaders (picture: Getty)
Cold war of words? Political voices on Ukraine

The escalating crisis in Crimea has set a number of western powers against Russia in a battle of words that includes threats of "costs" and allegations of illegal behaviour.

post 03 March 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Is 'big nasty Putin' really as bad as he's made out to be?

Putin is no salesman for democracy - but for now "big bad Russia", "big nasty Putin" and "poor heroic Ukraine" look a little too simplistic to me.

article 03 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Russian troops (picture: Getty)
Russia dismisses Crimea ultimatum as 'utter nonsense'

Russia's defence ministry dismisses claims that it had threatened Ukrainian troops in Crimea with a "real assault" if they did not surrender by the early hours of Tuesday morning as "utter nonsense".