The EU has imposed sanctions on Russia, RT reports.
EU foreign ministers on Tuesday unanimously agreed on new sanctions against Moscow for recognizing separatist regions in eastern Ukraine and deploying troops there, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
Moscow has promised a "Strong and Painful" Response to US Sanctions
The United Kingdom will announce today the first series of economic sanctions that will hit Russia very hard. This was stated by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after a crisis meeting held at 10 Downing Street, world agencies reported.
More sanctions will follow in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, he warned.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) has completely changed the world order." This was announced by Serbian President Alexander Vucic on RTV Pink.
Putin Recognizes the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics as Independent States
A shell fired from Ukraine hit the Federal Security Service's border post in Rostov, the Federal Security Service's (FSB) border service said on Monday.
"On February 21, at 09:50 local time, an unidentified projectile fired from the territory of Ukraine completely destroyed the duty patrol of the border patrols," the FSB Public Relations Center said.
Britain has begun withdrawing its diplomatic staff from the embassy in Ukraine amid warnings that the Russian military could invade the country with very short notice.
According to the BBC, officials have explained that there are no specific threats against British officials, but still about half of them will return home.