Mar 22, 2014 — One of the last important military installations in the region that was still at least partially under Ukrainian control is now firmly in Russia's hands.
Mar 17, 2014 — President Obama says the U.S. will not recognize Crimea's moves to split from Ukraine. In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin signs an order recognizing Crimea as an independent state.
Mar 11, 2014 — Tensions continue to build in advance of a regional referendum on Sunday. Crimeans will be asked whether they wish to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
Mar 3, 2014 — President Vladimir Putin's forces have effectively taken over the peninsula. Now, the world is watching anxiously to see if Russian troops move into other parts of Ukraine.
Feb 28, 2014 — Viktor Yanukovych appears in public for the first time since he fled Ukraine. At a news conference in Russia, he insists he's still his nation's leader and says he left after his life was threatened.
Feb 28, 2014 — Russian officials say the men in unmarked uniforms are not from their forces. Ukrainian authorities say otherwise. The ousted president is in Russia and says he will "fight" for his nation's future.
Feb 27, 2014 — Also Thursday, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych says he's still Ukraine's leader and asks Russia to protect him. Along the border, Russian fighter jets are on patrol.
Feb 25, 2014 — While the search continues for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, officials are working to fill the posts left vacant after his removal from office.
Feb 24, 2014 — The deposed president is on the run. There's uncertainty over who will emerge as the country's new leader. Its economy is in shambles. And Russia and the West are divided over what they want.
Feb 24, 2014 — Ousted from office, Viktor Yanukovych is now missing. The acting interior minister says authorities want to arrest Yanukovych and try him for the deaths of scores of protesters last week.