Air base commander 'taken away by Russians'

The commander of a Crimean air base allegedly surrounded by Russian troops said he will be taken away by Russians for talks.

At least one Ukrainian is reported injured in the standoff at Belbek air base.


Lavrov calls for 'de-escalation of rhetoric' over Ukraine

Russian troops near the Ukrainian border will return to its permanent bases after completing its military exercises, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, calling for a "de-escalation" of rhetoric.