Ukraine's Klitschko calls for 'national mobilisation'

Ukraine's boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko on Saturday urged parliament to mobilise the army, after Russia's upper house approved the use of troops on Ukrainian territory.

"Parliament must ask the army's commander-in-chief to declare national mobilisation after the start of Russian aggression against Ukraine," Klitschko said in a statement. He also asked for the UN Security Council to gather urgently for talks on the crisis.