Russian legislators vote unanimously to approve use of military force in Ukraine.
UPDATE: Russian parliament wants to recall ambassador in DC over Obama comment.
UPDATE: UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine at 2 p.m. Saturday
UPDATE: Russian minister: Parliament’s authorization of troops in Ukraine doesn’t mean immediate deployment.
UPDATE: Ukraine military bases have been sealed off by Russian forces in Crimea.
UPDATE: Sen. Corker: Congress To Consider Targeted Sanctions On Russia.
UPDATE: Ukraine’s Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says military is on ‘highest alert’
UPDATE: Donetsk calls for referendum, votes to restore Russian’s official status.
UPDATE: Ukraine puts its forces on combat alert and warns Russia that any military intervention would lead to war.
UPDATE: Top officials at White House meeting on Ukraine.
UPDATE: Obama warns Russia on Ukraine.
UPDATE: Ran into Podesta leaving WH Asked whether Ukraine is a test for US Russian relations, he responded “that goes without saying.” -Jim Acosta CNN
UPDATE: Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN asks Security Council to “do everything possible” to stop Russian “aggression”.
UPDATE: Sec. of State Kerry calls Russia’s movements an “invasion and occupation of Ukrainian territory” - AliABCNews
UPDATE: Kremlin statement~> “Russia reserves right to protect its interests and those of Russian speakers living in Ukraine.”
UPDATE: White House Confirms Obama Chose Not To Attend National Security Briefing On Ukraine/Russia Crisis.
UPDATE: In 90-Minute Phone Call, Obama Expresses ‘His Deep Concern’ over Violation of Ukrainian Sovereignty.
UPDATE: Barack Obama remarks on Ukraine…
UPDATE: Obama is using the OSCE to give Russia an exit strategy …if it wants one.
UPDATE: Canada pulls ambassador from Russia and pulls out of upcoming Group of Eight preparations.
UPDATE: David Cameron calls Putin over Ukraine.
UPDATE: US ‘Suspends’ Role in Russia G8 Summit After Obama, Putin Speak.
UPDATE: Pro-Russia protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine beat supporters of the interim government.
UPDATE: Putin’s Crimea aim is to make the West look weak.
UPDATE: Russian Embassy to UK: “Russia remains open to cooperation with all partners … to seek a political solution to the crisis” in Ukraine.
UPDATE: Russian servicemen take weapons from Ukrainian radar and navy training facilities in Crimea region, Interfax says.
UPDATE: WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action.
UPDATE: A convoy of Russian troops is heading toward Crimea’s capital, Simferopol.
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UPDATE: Ukraine calls up reserves as Russian troops advance in Crimea.