As it happened: Pressure on Russia

Key points

  • Ukraine's interim prime minister says the Crimea referendum "will not be recognised"
  • Russia's upper house of parliament voices support to Crimea in its bid to become part of Russia
  • OSCE monitors are prevented for a second day from entering Crimea
  • Ukraine's Paralympic team decides to remain in Sochi for the Games while appealing to Russia for peace
  • Russian energy giant Gazprom warns Ukraine it will cut gas exports if debts are not paid off.
  • Prominent far right leader Dmytro Yarosh to stand for president in Ukraine. All times GMT

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  • Bernadette McCague 
  • Sarah Fowler 
  • Lesley Sixsmith 
  • Patrick Jackson 

Last updated 7 March 2014

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