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Ukraine warns Russia against 'act of aggression' in Crimea

Ukraine's acting president has warned Russia that troop movements outside its naval base in Crimea would be seen as an "act of aggression". Armed men seized regional government headquarters and parliament and the Russian flag is flying from buildings

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Police pictured with snipers near Independence Square

Ukrainian police officers have been pictured carrying sniper rifles near Independence Square in Kiev.

Photographers for the Kyiv Post, an English-language newspaper in the capital, took the photographs amid continuing violence between police and protesters.

The number of fatalities has increased, while a medic for protesters has claimed that many were killed by gunfire.

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