Mar 3, 2014
Ukraine Closes Airspace to Military Aircraft
Ukraine's Prime Minister accused Russia of "declaring war", citing the decision for Russian forces to surround military bases in Crimea and urged Russia to pull back his troops from this country and honour bilateral agreements.
Earlier on Sunday, Ukraine's national security council ordered the call-up of military reservists in preparation against a possible Russian invasion. Ukraine has put its armed forces on full combat alert.
Ukrainian authorities have been calling for international assistance since Saturday's unanimous approval by the upper house of Russia's parliament of the request President Vladimir Putin to use the country's military on Ukrainian territory.