MOSCOW, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Moscow is not considering Crimea's accession to Russia and won't encourage such sentiments, only Crimean themselves may decide for their own future, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
Yanukovych asks Putin to use force to restore order in Ukraine: Russian envoy
UNITED NATIONS, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Ukrainian Viktor Yanukovych has requested Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter to use force to help restore law and order in his turmoil-stricken country, Moscow's UN ambassador said here Monday.Full Story
Putin inspects troops amid tensions with Ukraine
BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhuanet) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has inspected Russian troops performing a military drill, as tension continue between Moscow and the west over the situation in Ukraine.Full Story
Russia refutes allegation of military intervention in Ukraine
MOSCOW, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Moscow on Monday refuted NATO ( North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Council's allegations that Russia was conducting military escalation in Ukraine's Republic of Crimea.Full Story