Social media users stirred alarm as they shared images that reveal an ongoing Russian build-up along its shared border with Ukraine.
US Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley speaks to Ukraine Armed Forces Commander in Chief Ruslan Khomchak and Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov to express concern over reported Russian troop movement on Kiev's borders.
Moscow announced the expulsions just hours after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss ties.
Turkey's foreign minister said that the country does not recognise the "unlawful annexation of Crimea."
Polish leader Andrzej Duda called it the announcement a "very reasonable decision" and said he had asked Trump not to withdraw US troops from Europe "because the security of Europe is very important to me."
There are increasing concerns that Russian authorities will take advantage of lockdown measures.
Turkish President Erdogan meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kiev, voices support for Ukraine's territorial integrity.
President Vladimir Putin stands in driver's cabin of the shortened three-carriage train for the official opening of the railway bridge that links annexed Crimea to southern Russia.
Russian lawmakers said Apple complied with a demand from Moscow for Crimea to appear as part of Russia on maps and weather apps.
Council of Europe member states have agreed that Russia could present a delegation from Tuesday despite strong opposition from Ukraine.
Moscow should "immediately" return 24 sailors and three Ukrainian navy vessels seized last November off Crimea, judges at International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea order.
Russia has been targeting the Tatars with illegal detentions and other threats, even forcing them out of Crimea, but the ethnic minority refuses to accept Moscow's sovereignty
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