Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telephoned Ukraine’s defense minister earlier Friday to stress “the firm commitment of the United States” to support Ukraine, and to praise “the performance and the restraint [of] the Ukrainian armed forces, who have not allowed this situation to escalate,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John F. Kirby said.

Admirable resolve and restraint being demonstrated by the interim government in Kiev.

via Interim Ukrainian government says it has no plans to cede Crimea to Russia – The Washington Post.