While the strategic Crimean peninsula continues to be the flashpoint in this crisis, tensions are also mounting across eastern Ukraine, closest to the Russian border.
But the clashes between those who want an independent Ukraine, and those who wish to be part of Russia aren’t necessarily along language lines.CCTV’s Jack Barton reports
Moscow on the other side is doing what it can to welcome back Crimea as a Russian territory. But Ukraine continues to insist, Crimea belongs where it is.
In fact, Ukraine’s interim president signed a decree on Friday. The order cancels the Crimean Parliament’s March 16th referendum to become part of Russia. Crimean officials, however, vow the vote will go ahead. CCTV’s Dan Whitehead reports from Moscow with the very latest.