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At least five people went missing after being held by armed men at a military check point in Armyansk, Ukraine, 3km into the Crimean peninsula.
Violent clashes during protests that started in early February give no signs of abating. So far, the official death toll stands at 23 people, with over 300 injured.
An Indigenous family of land activists received a death threat on 27 February. The family is struggling to preserve their land against the construction of a wind farm.
Security forces used excessive force to disperse homeless families from the rubble of their former homes, from which they were forcibly evicted on 18 February.