Family members of Ukrainian soldiers stand outside Ukrainian territory with military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol. Photograph: Baz Ratner /Reuters

If there is a frontline in Russia’s so far bloodless military operation in Ukraine, it is here at a run-down base near a village on a highway t(...)

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt arrives at meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the European Union will take a “very strong and robust” position at today’s emergency meeting of EU foreign min(...)

US president Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Russian president Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine. Photograph:  Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images

New details have emerged of the extraordinary 90-minute phone call between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on Saturday night, during which the (...)

Military vehicles, believed to be property of Russian army, are seen near the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol. Photograph : Vasily Fedosenko /Reuters

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has told Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender by 5 am (3am Irish time) (...)

Some of a strong force of heavily armed soldiers without any insignia who surrounded a Ukrainian military base in Crimea yesterday. Photograph: Seán Gallup/Getty Images

Ukraine says it is “on the brink of disaster” as Russian forces fan out across Crimea, amid US warnings that Moscow could pay “a huge price” fo(...)

Viktor and Yelena Vesna at a pro-Russian protest in Simferopol, Crimea. Their placard says: “The Maidan – is like Egypt!” Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

For Lyubov Moskvichova-Bogdan, Russian troops couldn’t arrive soon enough in Crimea. “We’ve been waiting for Russia to help us. Now we feel saf(...)

A protester holds a modified magazine cover depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin during a march opposing the Russian incursion in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv yesterday. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

For months, Russia told Crimeans to fear Ukraine’s revolution, and now it has sent in troops to calm that fear. Casting himself as defend(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen described the situation in Ukraine as “dangerous”. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

European foreign ministers will consider imposing targeted asset freezes on Russia at an emergency mee(...)

Armed men in military uniform stand near the Ukrainian coat of arms, outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol today. Photograph: Alexey Furman/EPA

Ukraine is mobilising for war and Washington has threatened to isolate Russia economically, after president Vladimir Putin declared he had the (...)

Demonstrators ride atop an armored vehicle through a street near Independence Square in Kiev earlier this week. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

The events in Ukraine this week are changing Europe, potentially in ways that will last for a generation. The emerging European structure can b(...)

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