February 28, 2014
17.35 All aircraft movements at Sevastopol’s Belbek airfield are stopped after unidentified individuals seized the runway, a according to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency
17.06 Russia has just said it will give Russian passports to members of Ukraine’s Berkut – the disbanded riot police.
16.57 A video has emerged purporting to show 12 Russian-combat helicopters (MI-24 & MI-8 3) flying over Sevastopol in Crimea.
16.51 The Foreign Office alert warns against all travel to Crimea, and says British nationals already there should leave by commercial means.