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B. 02-07 Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony Fisht Stadium, Sochi
C. 02-27 Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea
3. 03-06 Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia Crimea
E. 03-07 Russia reportedly seizes a Ukrainian military base in Crimea
03-16 Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union' Crimea
6. 03-17 EU and US impose Crimea sanctions European Union
7. 03-17 Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation Moscow
I. 03-22 Forces storm Ukrainian military bases

Summary.     Click for More > EU and US impose Crimea sanctions Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation Forces storm Ukrainian military bases U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid   Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation' Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire Donetsk rebels in mass withdrawal Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine   A top Ukrainian army officer said a 'full-scale invasion' of his country was under way, as a U.S. say up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed... NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary-general says Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal   The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukra... Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit
Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony   Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia Russia reportedly seizes a Ukrainian military base in Crimea Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'
Feb.7   Sochi
Feb.27   Crimea
Mar.6   Crimea
Mar.7   Crimea
Mar.16   Crimea
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.    The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will resp...
Mar.17   European Union
  Moscow
Mar.22   Crimea
Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly
Apr.6   Donbass
Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine
Apr.26   Donbass
May.2   Ukraine
May.11   Eastern Ukraine
Jun.20   Kiev
Jul.5   Donbass
Aug.11   Moscow
Aug.22   Donbass
Aug.28   Donbass
Sep.1   NATO
Sep.5   Belarus
Nov.2   Donbass
Nov.15   Queensland





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January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.7  Antarctica  Antarctic ships escape from ice trap


February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3  Moscow  Two killed in Moscow school shooting
Feb.7   Sochi  
  Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open.    The Olympic flame was lit by Russian former triple gold medallists Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina as fireworks illuminated the...
Feb.23  Sochi  Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture Feb.26  Crimea  Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea  Ukraine  Russia orders surprise military exercises Feb.27   Crimea     Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea Map of Simferopol Crimea Ukraine  Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag  Crimea  Armed men take airport in Ukraine's Crimea Feb.28    Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President

March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Moscow Russia approves troops for Ukraine
 Washington  Obama urges Putin to recall troops Mar.2   Kiev Ukraine calls full army mobilisation  Crimea  New Ukraine navy chief defects Mar.3  Ukraine  Russia 'gives Crimea ultimatum'  Crimea  Russia tightens grip over Crimea Mar.4  Moscow  Russia has no plans to annex Ukraine's Crimea Mar.5  Paris  Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution Mar.6   Crimea     Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia Map of Crimea Ukraine  Lawmakers in the Crimean region voted in favor of leaving the country for Russia and putting it to a vote before residents in 10 days   European Union 'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned Mar.7   Crimea     Russia reportedly seizes a Ukrainian military base in Crimea Map of Sevastopol Crimea Ukraine  Russian armed men are triggering a standoff but no gunfire in the latest incident of escalating tension in the flashpoint peninsula Mar.13  UN Security Council  Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression' Mar.14  London  Kerry, Lavrov hold last-ditch talks   London No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks Mar.16   Crimea     Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum
 The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people's wishes. Many Crimeans loyal to Kiev boycotted the referendum
Mar.17   European Union     EU and US impose Crimea sanctions   The EU and US have announced travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine   Moscow     Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation   Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, paving the way for it to be absorbed into Russ... Mar.18  Moscow  Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty   Crimea Ukraine officer 'killed in attack on Crimea base'
Mar.19  Crimea  Pro-Russians storm Ukrainian navy base in Crimea Mar.20  Washington  US imposes more sanctions on Russia Mar.22   Crimea     Forces storm Ukrainian military bases Map of Belbek Crimea Ukraine  Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air Mar.24  Kiev  Ukraine orders Crimea troop withdrawal Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly     U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid   A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining Mar.28   Washington Obama: Russia should move troops Mar.30   Paris US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis Mar.31    Putin says he's pulling some troops back from Ukrainian border

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Brussels  NATO chief Rasmussen says no Russian troop withdrawal seen   Brussels NATO suspends Russia cooperation
Apr.6   Donbass     Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine     Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation'   Ukrainian officials placed blame for unrest in the eastern section of their country squarely on their neighbors in Russia Apr.14  Donbass  Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine Apr.15   Donbass Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action Apr.16  Donbass  Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions  Donbass  Military column 'seized' in Kramatorsk Apr.17   Geneva Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis Apr.19   Kiev Ukraine calls Easter truce in east Apr.23  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine to target militants in 4 cities  Poland  U.S. paratroopers in Poland amid crisis Apr.24   Donbass 5 die as government forces clash with pro-Russians Apr.25  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions Apr.26   Washington G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia   Donbass   Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive   Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine US sanctions target key Putin aides Apr.29  Donbass  Pro-Russia activists seize Luhansk HQ

May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Donbass Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office
May.2   Donbass 'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire   A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government May.3  Donbass  Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine May.7  Moscow  Putin 'backs' Ukraine election May.9   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea May.11   Eastern Ukraine   Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote   Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the We...   Donbass Ukraine rebels claim poll victory May.19    Putin orders Ukraine border pullout May.22  Donbass  Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops May.23  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms May.26  Donbass  Ukraine launches air strikes against gunmen at Donetsk airport May.27   Donbass Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken' May.29  Donbass  Ukraine helicopter downed - 14 dead  Kiev  Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Brussels  G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions Jun.16    Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine after deadline passes Jun.20   Kiev     Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire   Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russian separatists in the country's e... Jun.24  Donbass  Ukraine army helicopter 'shot down' despite ceasefire Jun.26  Moscow  Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi' Jun.28  Baghdad  Iraq 'receives first Russian jets' Jun.30  Kiev  Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists

July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5   Donbass   Donetsk rebels in mass withdrawal   Ukrainian separatist rebels have pulled back to the main city of Donetsk, abandoning several strongholds in the region to government forces Jul.7  Donbass  Rebels blamed as Ukraine bridges hit Jul.11  Donbass  19 Ukrainian troops killed in missile attack Jul.14  Donbass  Ukraine plane hit near Russia border Jul.15  Moscow  Report: 20 killed in Moscow train derailment Jul.16  European Union  Ukraine crisis: US and EU boost sanctions on Russia Jul.21  Moscow  Outrage at Moscow grows over 'shambolic' Flight 17 probe Jul.23  Donbass  Two military jets shot down over Donetsk Jul.24  Donbass  Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine' Jul.29  Washington  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  Moscow  Putin orders retaliatory sanctions Aug.11   Moscow     Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine  The Kremlin announced it will send a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine, despite previous warnings from the West against such move Aug.17  Donbass  Ukraine says it's made gains against separatists Aug.22   Donbass   Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine   Dozens of Russian trucks that have rolled into eastern Ukraine, a move a Ukrainian official characterized as an 'invasion' Aug.23  Donbass  Russia aid convoy returns from Ukraine  Kiev  Ukraine Army parade to mark independence Aug.24   Donbass Donetsk rebels parade captured soldiers
Aug.25  Kiev  President calls snap vote amid fighting Aug.28   Donbass   1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine Map of Novoazovsk Donetsk Ukraine
  A top Ukrainian army officer said a 'full-scale invasion' of his country was under way, as a U.S. say up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed the border.    President Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violenc...
Aug.29  Berlin  Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns Aug.30   Brussels Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'  Brussels  EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum Aug.31  Moscow  Putin 'urges talks on statehood for east Ukraine'

September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   NATO   NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary-general says  NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create 'a very high-readiness force' to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine  Donbass  Ukraine crisis: Troops abandon Luhansk airport Sep.3  Paris  France halts Russia warship delivery Sep.4  Wales  Nato summit: Russia criticised over Ukraine crisis Sep.5   Belarus   Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal
Map of Minsk Belarus
  The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukraine.    More than 2,600 people have died since rebels stormed severa...
 Donbass  Ukraine ceasefire with rebels holds Sep.6  Donbass  Shelling near Mariupol threatens tense truce Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia Sep.19   Belarus Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks

October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Oct.17   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast
Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Oct.26  Kiev  Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll' Oct.30  Brussels  Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   Donbass   Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections   Residents of separatist-controlled regions voted to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been denounced by the international ... Nov.8  Berlin  Gorbachev: World on brink of new Cold War Nov.10   London Russian brinksmanship at Cold War levels
Nov.15   Queensland     Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit   Russia has been rebuked by Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, at a G20 summit in Australia Nov.20  Donbass  Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce

December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.17  Moscow  Russia's shock-and-awe move fails to halt ruble collapse Dec.30  Moscow  Kremlin critic Navalny found guilty of fraud


  Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea Map of Simferopol Crimea Ukraine  Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag Russia approves troops for Ukraine Ukraine calls full army mobilisation   Russia reportedly seizes a Ukrainian military base in Crimea Map of Sevastopol Crimea Ukraine  Russian armed men are triggering a standoff but no gunfire in the latest incident of escalating tension in the flashpoint peninsula Ukraine officer 'killed in attack on Crimea base'   Forces storm Ukrainian military bases Map of Belbek Crimea Ukraine  Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air Obama: Russia should move troops NATO suspends Russia cooperation   Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation'   Ukrainian officials placed blame for unrest in the eastern section of their country squarely on their neighbors in Russia Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action Ukraine calls Easter truce in east 5 die as government forces clash with pro-Russians Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive   Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office 'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken'   Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire   Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russian separatists in the country's e... Donetsk rebels in mass withdrawal   Ukrainian separatist rebels have pulled back to the main city of Donetsk, abandoning several strongholds in the region to government forces Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine   Dozens of Russian trucks that have rolled into eastern Ukraine, a move a Ukrainian official characterized as an 'invasion' Donetsk rebels parade captured soldiers 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine Map of Novoazovsk Donetsk Ukraine




Russia, 2014 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.26  Ukraine  Russia orders surprise military exercises
Feb.27   Crimea
Feb.27  Crimea  Armed men take airport in Ukraine's Crimea
Mar.1   Moscow
Mar.1  Washington  Obama urges Putin to recall troops
Mar.2   Kiev
Mar.2  Crimea  New Ukraine navy chief defects
Mar.3  Ukraine  Russia 'gives Crimea ultimatum'
Mar.3  Crimea  Russia tightens grip over Crimea
Mar.7   Crimea
Mar.13  UN Security Council  Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression'
Mar.18   Crimea
Mar.19  Crimea  Pro-Russians storm Ukrainian navy base in Crimea
Mar.22   Crimea
Mar.24  Kiev  Ukraine orders Crimea troop withdrawal
Mar.28   Washington
Mar.31    Putin says he's pulling some troops back from Ukrainian border
Apr.1  Brussels  NATO chief Rasmussen says no Russian troop withdrawal seen
Apr.1   Brussels
Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine
Apr.15   Donbass
Apr.16  Donbass  Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions
Apr.16  Donbass  Military column 'seized' in Kramatorsk
Apr.19   Kiev
Apr.23  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine to target militants in 4 cities
Apr.23  Poland  U.S. paratroopers in Poland amid crisis
Apr.24   Donbass
Apr.26   Donbass
Apr.29  Donbass  Pro-Russia activists seize Luhansk HQ
May.1   Donbass
May.2   Donbass
May.3  Donbass  Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine
May.19    Putin orders Ukraine border pullout
May.22  Donbass  Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops
May.26  Donbass  Ukraine launches air strikes against gunmen at Donetsk airport
May.27   Donbass
May.29  Donbass  Ukraine helicopter downed - 14 dead
May.29  Kiev  Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels
Jun.20   Kiev
Jun.24  Donbass  Ukraine army helicopter 'shot down' despite ceasefire
Jun.28  Baghdad  Iraq 'receives first Russian jets'
Jun.30  Kiev  Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists
Jul.5   Donbass
Jul.7  Donbass  Rebels blamed as Ukraine bridges hit
Jul.11  Donbass  19 Ukrainian troops killed in missile attack
Jul.14  Donbass  Ukraine plane hit near Russia border
Jul.23  Donbass  Two military jets shot down over Donetsk
Jul.24  Donbass  Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'
Aug.17  Donbass  Ukraine says it's made gains against separatists
Aug.22   Donbass
Aug.23  Donbass  Russia aid convoy returns from Ukraine
Aug.23  Kiev  Ukraine Army parade to mark independence
Aug.24   Donbass
Aug.28   Donbass
  A top Ukrainian army officer said a 'full-scale invasion' of his country was under way, as a U.S. say up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed the border.    President Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violenc...
Aug.29  Berlin  Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns Aug.30   Brussels Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression' Sep.1   NATO NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary-general says  NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create 'a very high-readiness force' to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine Sep.1  Donbass  Ukraine crisis: Troops abandon Luhansk airport Sep.3  Paris  France halts Russia warship delivery Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal Map of Minsk Belarus
  The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukraine.    More than 2,600 people have died since rebels stormed severa...
Sep.5  Donbass  Ukraine ceasefire with rebels holds Sep.6  Donbass  Shelling near Mariupol threatens tense truce Sep.19   Belarus Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden Nov.10   London Russian brinksmanship at Cold War levels Nov.20  Donbass  Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce



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2014 Jan.7  Antarctica  Antarctic ships escape from ice trap May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire   A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government Jul.15  Moscow  Report: 20 killed in Moscow train derailment Oct.17   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast
Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash



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2014 Feb.23  Sochi  Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture Jun.16    Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine after deadline passes Jul.29  Washington  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Aug.6  Moscow  Putin orders retaliatory sanctions Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia
Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Oct.30  Brussels  Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply Dec.17  Moscow  Russia's shock-and-awe move fails to halt ruble collapse



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2014 Feb.7   Sochi Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony
Map of Fisht Stadium Russia
  Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open.    The Olympic flame was lit by Russian former triple gold medallists Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina as fireworks illuminated the...
Feb.23  Sochi  Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture



Russia, 2014 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.3  Moscow  Two killed in Moscow school shooting Apr.26   Donbass Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive   Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire   A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government May.3  Donbass  Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine Jul.7  Donbass  Rebels blamed as Ukraine bridges hit Dec.30  Moscow  Kremlin critic Navalny found guilty of fraud



Russia, 2014 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.26  Crimea  Rival rallies in Ukraine's Crimea Feb.28    Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President Mar.1   Moscow Russia approves troops for Ukraine
Mar.1  Washington  Obama urges Putin to recall troops Mar.4  Moscow  Russia has no plans to annex Ukraine's Crimea Mar.5  Paris  Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution Mar.6   Crimea   Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia
Map of Crimea Ukraine  Lawmakers in the Crimean region voted in favor of leaving the country for Russia and putting it to a vote before residents in 10 days Mar.6   European Union 'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned Mar.13  UN Security Council  Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression' Mar.14  London  Kerry, Lavrov hold last-ditch talks Mar.14   London No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks Mar.16   Crimea   Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum
 The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people's wishes. Many Crimeans loyal to Kiev boycotted the referendum
Mar.17   European Union   EU and US impose Crimea sanctions
  The EU and US have announced travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine Mar.17   Moscow   Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation   Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, paving the way for it to be absorbed into Russ... Mar.18  Moscow  Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty Mar.20  Washington  US imposes more sanctions on Russia Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly   U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid   A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining Mar.28   Washington Obama: Russia should move troops Mar.30   Paris US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis Apr.6   Donbass   Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
Apr.14  Donbass  Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine Apr.17   Geneva Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis Apr.19   Kiev Ukraine calls Easter truce in east Apr.25  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Western leaders consider new Russia sanctions Apr.26   Washington G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine US sanctions target key Putin aides May.1   Donbass Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire   A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government May.7  Moscow  Putin 'backs' Ukraine election May.9   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea May.11   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote   Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the We... May.11   Donbass Ukraine rebels claim poll victory May.23  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms May.29  Kiev  Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels Jun.4  Brussels  G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions Jun.26  Moscow  Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi' Jul.16  European Union  Ukraine crisis: US and EU boost sanctions on Russia Jul.21  Moscow  Outrage at Moscow grows over 'shambolic' Flight 17 probe Jul.29  Washington  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Aug.11   Moscow   Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine  The Kremlin announced it will send a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine, despite previous warnings from the West against such move Aug.25  Kiev  President calls snap vote amid fighting Aug.29  Berlin  Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns Aug.30   Brussels Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression' Aug.30  Brussels  EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum Aug.31  Moscow  Putin 'urges talks on statehood for east Ukraine' Sep.3  Paris  France halts Russia warship delivery Sep.4  Wales  Nato summit: Russia criticised over Ukraine crisis Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal Map of Minsk Belarus
  The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukraine.    More than 2,600 people have died since rebels stormed severa...
Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia Sep.19   Belarus Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks Oct.26  Kiev  Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll' Oct.30  Brussels  Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply Nov.2   Donbass Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections   Residents of separatist-controlled regions voted to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been denounced by the international ... Nov.8  Berlin  Gorbachev: World on brink of new Cold War Nov.15   Queensland   Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit   Russia has been rebuked by Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, at a G20 summit in Australia Dec.30  Moscow  Kremlin critic Navalny found guilty of fraud