OSCE observers were blocked from entering Ukraine's flashpoint Crimean peninsula for a second day.
Armed Men Block OSCE Military Observers Entry To Crimea
Credit: Hélio Dias
March 7, 2014

Via AFP:

Russia said Friday that Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe observers who were barred from Crimea had failed to obtain "official invitations" from the Crimean authorities.

The OSCE tried to enter Crimea "bypassing the principle of consensus that is fundamental to the OSCE, without considering the opinions and recommendations of the Russian side, without waiting for official invitations from the Crimean side," the ministry said after the organisation reported that gunmen halted its team of 40 observers.

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