06 Mar

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

The Guardian

Ukraine crisis: Crimea now part of Russia, local parliament declares

A Femen protester against Putin's policy concerning Ukraine is detained near Crimea's parliament

A Femen protester against Vladimir Putin’s policies concerning Ukraine is detained near the Crimean parliament in Simferopol. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Referendum on union with Russia on 16 March will ‘only ratify decision’, as Duma works on bill to make it easier for territories to join Russia

US imposes visa restrictions on Russian officials as Obama signs sanctions order

  • Obama signs executive order enabling further sanctions

  • Crimea to hold referendum on joining Russia

  • EU leaders holding summit to discuss sanctions.

Pussy Riot members attacked with green paint and rubbish

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (R) and Maria Alyokhina, who were attacked in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph: Dzhavakhadze Zurab/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis

6 Mar 2014: Video shows men attacking Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina in McDonald’s restaurant in Nizhny Novgorod


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