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US special envoy calls Ukraine conflict a 'hot war', blames Russia for role in hostilities
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US special envoy calls Ukraine conflict a 'hot war', blames Russia for role in hostilities

US special envoy to the peace talks in Ukraine said that the ongoing fighting in the country should be regarded as a 'hot war' instead of a 'frozen conflict'.

No regrets: Vladimir Putin says he did the 'right thing' in annexing Crimea
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No regrets: Vladimir Putin says he did the 'right thing' in annexing Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview to mark 15 years in power, said he has no regrets over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea as it overturned "a historical injustice."

Defrost relations with Russia, last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges US, EU
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Defrost relations with Russia, last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges US, EU

Gorbachev warned that current international efforts to solve the Ukraine crisis were "unequal to the danger that threatens us all."

No one will defeat Russia militarily: Putin in state of the nation speech
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No one will defeat Russia militarily: Putin in state of the nation speech

Putin once again expressed his displeasure over the toppling of Ukrainian Presidential Viktor Yanukovych but offered no insight into what Russia's next actions in eastern Ukraine could be.

Accident near nuclear plant sparked power crisis, Ukraine's PM reveals
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Accident near nuclear plant sparked power crisis, Ukraine's PM reveals

News agency Interfax Ukraine said the problem had occurred at bloc No 3 - a 1,000-megawatt reactor - and the resulting lack of output had worsened the power crisis in the country.

In a first, NATO okays special combat force to counter Russian threat
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In a first, NATO okays special combat force to counter Russian threat

The plan will enable NATO to meet "any threats from wherever they come", Stoltenberg said.

Ukraine: Pro-Russian crowd storms police HQ in Odessa
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Ukraine: Pro-Russian crowd storms police HQ in Odessa

Outrage over the deaths of pro-Russian activists in riots in Odessa triggered new violence on Sunday in the Black Sea port, where a mob of protesters stormed police headquarters and freed dozens of their jailed allies.

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers amid fears Russia may veto demand
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Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers amid fears Russia may veto demand

The request comes from a government that has proved powerless to reign in separatists in the Russian-speaking east of the country, where insurgents have been occupying government offices in cities for the past week.

Ukraine's pro-Russia separatists allow 56 hostages to leave
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Ukraine's pro-Russia separatists allow 56 hostages to leave

The security service said negotiations with the separatists were continuing and that parliament deputies had been able to enter and leave the building unhindered.

UK asks EU to prepare more sanctions options against Russia
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UK asks EU to prepare more sanctions options against Russia

He blamed the crisis in Ukraine on the government's lack of respect for the citizens' rights and interests of different Ukrainian regions.

Ukraine protesters killed under Yanukovich's 'direct leadership'
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Ukraine protesters killed under Yanukovich's 'direct leadership'

Earlier, a spokesman for the general prosecutor said 12 members of the disbanded 'Berkut' force had been detained on suspicion of shooting peaceful participants in the protests.

Ousted Yanukovych hopes Crimea would return to Ukraine someday
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Ousted Yanukovych hopes Crimea would return to Ukraine someday

Russia annexed Crimea last month following a hastily called referendum held after Russian troops took control of the region. Ukraine and the West have rejected the move as illegal.

Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days: NATO general
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Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days: NATO general

NATO had spotted signs of movement by a very small part of the Russian force overnight but had no indication that it was returning to barracks.

Ten ways the Ukraine crisis may change the world
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Ten ways the Ukraine crisis may change the world

Risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.

Conflict with Russia galvanizes Ukraine's questions of identity
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Conflict with Russia galvanizes Ukraine's questions of identity

And from folklore to ancestral traditions, Ukraine has shown itself to possess a distinct identity.

Obama plays up US-Europe bond amid tensions with Russia
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Obama plays up US-Europe bond amid tensions with Russia

Obama said if anyone in Russian leadership thought they could drive wedge between the Europe and the United States through its aggression, "they clearly miscalculated."

US house bill cuts Pak aid by $10 million to help Ukraine
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US house bill cuts Pak aid by $10 million to help Ukraine

Introduced last week by the committee Chairman it promotes Ukraine's sovereignty and democratic institutions while sanctioning those who have sought to undermine it's independence and stability

Ukrainian defence minister resigns as troops exit Crimea
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Ukrainian defence minister resigns as troops exit Crimea

Authorities in Ukraine have come under criticism for their often-hesitant reaction to Russia's annexation of Crimea, which was formalized following a hastily organized referendum this month.

Ukraine crisis: Russian military starts large training exercises
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Ukraine crisis: Russian military starts large training exercises

Earlier this month, Russia staged a military exercise involving 8,500 soldiers near its border with Ukraine after the toppling of that country's pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych amid a popular uprising and violent street clashes.

US Congress in deadlock over slapping further sanctions on Russia
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US Congress in deadlock over slapping further sanctions on Russia

The Senate and House appear headed for a standoff over competing bills to authorize sanctions on Russia and provide aid to Ukraine, potentially prolonging Congress' inaction over the two weeks since Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in the Crimean peninsula.