As it happened: Ukraine crisis - grip tightens

Key points

  • Russian military gives Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 03:00 GMT on Tuesday to surrender or face assault, Ukrainian officials say
  • Russian navy spokesman reportedly denies an ultimatum has been issued
  • EU foreign ministers condemn Russian "aggression" in Crimea and demand troops surrounding Ukrainian bases in Crimea withdraw
  • Ukraine's interim PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk says any attempt to seize Crimea will fail
  • Russian stock prices fall and rouble hits new low against dollar
  • All times GMT

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  • Jeremy Gahagan 
  • Mohamed Madi 
  • Yaroslav Lukov 
  • Laurence Peter 
  • Jasmine Coleman 
  • Alexandra Fouché 
  • Lorna Hankin 
  • Victoria Park 
  • Alastair Lawson 

Last updated 3 March 2014

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