As Russian soldiers, though wearing no military insignæ, have taken control of strategic points in the Crimean peninsula during the week-end, European newspaper headline on the raising tensions between Russia and the West on the Ukraine.
'On the edge of cold war' - Berlingske, Aarhus.
'Winds of cold war on Kiev' - Corriere del Ticino, Lugano.
'Shame on Russia' - Gazeta Wyborcza, Warsaw.
'Crimea does not fear war' - Kommersant, Moscow.
'In the Ukraine, uncertainty and anxiety' - La Croix, Paris.
'Putin consolidates his positions in Crimea' - La Vanguardia, Barcelona.
'General mobilisation to avoid war' - Le Soir, Brussels.
'Russia puts an end to the West' - NRC Handelsblad, Amsterdam.
'Ukraine. The US threaten Russia with expulsion from the G8' - i, Lisbon.
'Kiev's scream: it's war already' - La Repubblica, Rome.
'Fear for war in Europe' - Die Tageszeitung, Berlin.
'Putin tightens grip on Ukraine's army bases' - The Times, London.