As it happened: EU and US Crimea sanctions

Key points

  • Crimea's parliament declares the region's independence and formally applies to join Russia
  • The US and the EU impose sanctions on officials from Russia and Ukraine
  • Kiev says it will not recognise the results of Crimea's referendum on Sunday that approved leaving Ukraine
  • Ukrainian parliament approves mobilisation of 40,000 reservists amid "war-time situation"
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  • Kerry Alexandra 
  • Joe Boyle 
  • Keith Moore 

Last updated 17 March 2014

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