- United States threatened Russia with economic sanctions and expulsion from G-8 if they use military in Ukraine.
- US said movement of Russian Military in Crimea is a violation of sovereignty of Ukraine and called Russia to pull back its troops.
- Meanwhile Mr.Putin said Russia shall defend its interest in Crimea and its Russian speaking population at any cost.
- US along with Britain, France and Canada said they shall pull back from G-8 Summit to be held in Sochi later this year.
- Crimea is home for Russian Black sea fleet which shall to stay till 2042 according to agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
- G8 Group
- Black sea fleet of Russia
- West-Ukraine-Russia tagle