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00:13 GMT:

The Russian flag has been taken down in the Crimean city of Simferopol after being briefly erected by the protesters over the city's administration building, UNN reports. Yet protesters continue to call for a referendum on the status of Crimea and say the seizure of power in Kiev was illegal.

Protesters are demanding the restoration of the constitution of Crimea of 1992, according to which the region would have its own president and foreign policy. An extraordinary session of the Crimean parliament is scheduled for Wednesday.

...23:35 GMT:

Ukraine's Berkut riot police force has been disbanded, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced on his Facebook page. The details of the newly signed order will be announced on Wednesday.
(vbo:they do not expect any more riots I assume...well...at least not in a part of Ukraine where they can step)
...22:47 GMT:

A technical support group from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) might soon head to Ukraine, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday.

"We will probably shortly send some technical assistance support to the country," Lagarde said at Stanford University in California. "Because this is our duty to a member if that member asks for that. That is clearly what is likely to happen."
(vbo:yeah someone has to write down "economic reforms" for them , and fast...)
...21:02 GMT:

Additional members of the Marine Corps' new Security Augmentation Unit have been deployed for extra security measures at the US Embassy in Ukraine

"We have slightly augmented our existing Marine Security Guard force at the Embassy in Kyiv," Jen Psaki, State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday.

An official with the department told NBC news that nine Marines have been deployed to Kiev.
(vbo:why? Kiev is a friendly territory...it's not Crim...)
...19:51 GMT:

Protesters have raised a Russian flag on the Supreme Council building in the Ukrainian city of Simferopol. They have blocked the entrance to the Crimean parliament building.
...15:37 GMT:

Russia's Foreign Ministry says it will provide the EU and OSCE with video proof that extremists caused chaos and devastation in Kiev.

"We are deeply concerned by what is going on in Ukraine and, particularly, by how the West comments on the situation and tries to influence on it," the Ministry said in a statement in English on its Facebook page. "Western media prefers not to talk about the fact that the riots were organized by extremists. Perhaps the management of the European structures does not know how extremists, posing themselves as "civilians" acted." (vbo:they don't need to...everything is well documented on Youtube for those who want to see)

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 10:50:04 PM EST
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 26th, 2014 at 01:45:59 AM EST
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