Tensions remain high in Crimea amid renewed effort to mediate

By Steven Lee Myers and Steven Erlanger New York Times News Service Published Mar 9, 2014 at 12:01AM
Uriel Sinai / New York Times News Service Demonstrators rally in favor of secession and union with Russia at a central plaza in Donetsk, a large city in the Eastern Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine signaled some willingness to seek a diplomatic resolution to the widening crisis over Crimea, but tensions remained high in many parts of Ukraine where pro-Russian sentiments run strong.