Former Ukraine PM condemns Russia
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Russia "brutally violated their (international)obligations and broke into our territory."
Tymoshenko, who was freed a week ago after more than two and a half years in prison, urged the West to help protect Ukraine's territorial integrity, asked Ukrainians to remain calm and voiced hope that diplomacy will succeed.
In a video statement posted on her party's web site, she said that Russia could not accept the Ukrainian path towards Europe.
"Now they've decided to take over Ukraine using weapons. With the use of weapons they want to make us a part of Russia."
Tymoshenko called people close to now fugitive pro-Russian Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych - "his bloody gang."