TROOPS OCCUPY CRIMEA.
Foreign nationals advised to leave immediately, by road.
Nationality? Russian. Occupation? No, no, just visiting.
It only took a good night’s sleep for EuroMaidan activists to get their sense of humour back but with Putin’s intentions as yet unknown the tension in Crimea is still palpable.
In this context, reports that troops were digging trenches on the border was greeted as good news because it implied they weren’t looking to occupy the entire country.
The British Embassy is advising UK nationals to leave immediately, and not by the airport.
‘Train and bus routes out of the peninsula are still operating. There are reports of road blocks, but traffic is able to get through,’ says the latest FCO advice.
Meanwhile @BBCDanielS tweets, ‘By the way, when this is all over, Crimea is well worth a visit.’