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Ukraine crisis: US to impose fresh sanctions on Russia says Obama
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Ukraine crisis: US to impose fresh sanctions on Russia says Obama

Obama announced the sanctions during a news conference in the Philippines, his final stop on a four-country Asia swing.

Ukraine crisis: Russia says Kiev will face justice for 'bloody crime'
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Ukraine crisis: Russia says Kiev will face justice for 'bloody crime'

Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country on Thursday.

Ukraine crisis: Separatists reject diplomatic deal, refuse to disarm
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Ukraine crisis: Separatists reject diplomatic deal, refuse to disarm

Ukraine said the drive to root the separatists out would continue and warned it could take "more concrete actions" next week if they do not back down.

Despite diplomatic deal separatists in east Ukraine stay put
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Despite diplomatic deal separatists in east Ukraine stay put

Enacting the agreement on the ground though will be difficult, because of the deep mistrust between the pro-Russian groups and the Western-backed government in Kiev

Ukrainian troops kill three pro-Russian militants, repel attack
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Ukrainian troops kill three pro-Russian militants, repel attack

A crowd of around 300 men armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in the south-east part of the country late Wednesday, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement.

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian gunmen storm Mayor's office in east
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Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian gunmen storm Mayor's office in east

Tensions continued to mount ahead of high-level diplomatic talks on the Ukraine crisis in Geneva on Thursday after Kiev sent in troops to oust pro-Moscow separatists from the east.

Ukrainian combat vehicles in east fly Russian flag
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Ukrainian combat vehicles in east fly Russian flag

The government in Kiev has struggled to reign in the rebels, as some security forces have switched over to the side of the insurgents.

Ukraine crisis: Govt tightens grip on eastern town before talks
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Ukraine crisis: Govt tightens grip on eastern town before talks

Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone call late on Tuesday that Kiev had "embarked on an anti-constitutional course" by using the army against the rebels.

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror operation in east
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Ukraine leader announces anti-terror operation in east

The insurgents, many of them armed, continued occupying government, police and other administrative buildings in nearly 10 cities in the country's Russian-speaking east

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.

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.

Nato suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis
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Nato suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis

NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences.

US Congress passes aid for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia
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US Congress passes aid for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia

The US Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills on Thursday to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Kiev government and impose sanctions on Russians.

Ukraine orders disarming of armed groups after shooting in Kiev
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Ukraine orders disarming of armed groups after shooting in Kiev

Ukraine's new leaders acted after Monday night's violence in Kiev city centre, conscious that an increasing criminal climate could discredit the anti-Yanukovych uprising

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.

Jumpy Ukraine checks out bomb shelters amid talk of Russian attack
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Jumpy Ukraine checks out bomb shelters amid talk of Russian attack

The new leadership seemed on edge after a far-right radical group that played a central role in the revolt that overthrew president Viktor Yanukovych rallied angrily outside parliament, demanding the dismissal of interior minister Arsen Avakov.