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Crimea’s Leader Cements Power, Asks Moscow’s Help – ABC News

ABC NewsThe pro-Russian prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of the military and police there Saturday and appealed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for help in keeping peace, sharpening the discord between the two Slavic neighbor …Pro-Russia leader of Crimea claims military control, coordinates with Russian …Washington PostUkraine Refuses to Act Against Russian […]

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Crimean leader claims control, asks Russia for help in restoring peace – Fox News

Fox NewsThe new prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of all military, police and other security services in the region Saturday and urged Russia to intervene to keep the peace, a day after President Obama warned Moscow “there will be costs” if it …Russia ‘extremely concerned’ about Crimea situation – Foreign MinistryReutersUkraine live: […]

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Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help – BBC News

BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed” the request from Sergiy Aksyonov. US President Barack Obama …Ukraine says Russia has sent in troops, Obama appeals to PutinReutersUkraine Refuses to Act Against Russian […]

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President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that “there will be costs” if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military movements in the region. Obama told a hastily …Reports of Russian activity in Crimea prompts stern warning from ObamaWashington […]

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Russia must stop Crimea provocations, says Ukraine’s Turchynov – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov has accused Russia of deploying troops to Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into “armed conflict”. In a televised address, he claimed Moscow wanted the new interim government to react to provocations so it …From Russia, no love for YanukovychCNNOusted Ukrainian president blasts opposition, West in vow to keep […]

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Canada’s foreign minister stakes out support for Kiev as Moscow flexes muscles – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s foreign minister stakes out support for Kiev as Moscow flexes musclesThe Globe and MailIn journeying to Kiev, and in determining who will and will not be on his agenda, Mr. Baird is sending a message – to the new leadership, to the 1.3 million Ukrainian-Canadians, to Ottawa’s allies and, inevitably, to Moscow: Canada stands […]

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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Under House Arrest – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMOSCOW—A Moscow court has put Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest, forbidding him from using the Internet or communicating with anyone outside his family. The house arrest is for two months but can be extended. Mr. Navalny …Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny put under house arrest for 2 monthsWashington PostRussia opposition […]

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Russia says US proposing cooperation with Moscow over Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersMOSCOW Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed cooperation with Moscow to resolve the Ukraine crisis during a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday. Lavrov underscored the need …Maybe Putin isn’t the chess grand masterMSNBCUS warns Russia ‘this is not Rocky IV’ as Putin puts […]

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Russia Grants Protection for Ukrainian President – ABC News

ABC NewsMoscow on Wednesday granted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych protection “on the territory of Russia,” shortly after the fugitive leader sought help from the Kremlin, according to an official quoted by Russian news agencies. Meanwhile, a respected …Ukraine tensions escalate as armed men seize Crimea government HQCBC.ca all 2,124 news articles …read more Source: World […]

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Report: Armed men seize regional gov’t in Crimea – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMOSCOW (AP) — A local leader of the Tatar community in Ukraine’s Crimea region says armed men have seized two government buildings in the regional capital, Simferopol. Refat Chubarov wrote on his Facebook page early Thursday that the buildings of …Armed men seize government HQ, raise Russian flag in Ukraine’s CrimeaReutersRussia Preparing Bill to […]

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Local leader: Armed men have seized government buildings in Crimea – Vancouver Sun

Local leader: Armed men have seized government buildings in CrimeaVancouver SunMOSCOW – A local leader of the Tatar community in Ukraine’s Crimea region says armed men have seized two government buildings in the regional capital, Simferopol. Refat Chubarov wrote on his Facebook page early Thursday that the buildings of the local … and more …read […]

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Ukraine crisis: Russia’s options – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia has voiced alarm and anger at the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych by protesters in Kiev. Prof Andrei Zagorski, a political analyst at Moscow’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations, examines the Kremlin’s policy …Ukraine after YanukovychABC OnlineAfter Ukraine’s Maidan, a bigger crackdown in Moscow? (+video)Christian Science MonitorUkraine Default Cassandras Are […]

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US and Britain say Ukraine is not a battleground between East and West – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe United States and Britain have said Ukraine should not be a battleground between East and West and voiced support for the country after protests that ousted pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych. World powers are seeking to ease tensions over …UK’s Hague says Ukraine must show determination to tackle graftReutersUS, Britain dismiss “zero-sum” game in UkraineXinhuaUS […]

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Sevastopol: A Russian city inside Ukraine’s borders? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorUkraine’s population of 46 million is roughly split in half between those who want stronger ties with Moscow and those who are pushing for the country to follow a more Europe-leaning democracy. But you wouldn’t know that in Sevastopol. Skip to next …Lenin Guard Wilts in Kharkiv as Russia Influence Ebbs in UkraineBusinessweekIn […]

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Militias Hunt Kiev for Looters From Central Bank to Bling Palace – Bloomberg

Bloomberg“The fact that the situation in Kiev is relatively calm is due to the fact the city is in a state of shock,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Moscow. “They must receive official legal status, otherwise these …Mourners Hold Memorial to Honor Slain Protesters in KievNBCNews.comFollowing Bloody […]

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Coup in Kiev – Antiwar.com

Antiwar.comFirst, a primer for those who have missed the rapidly escalating events of the past few days: mobs of protesters have taken over Kiev and the government of Viktor Yanukovich has been effectively overthrown. Impeached by the Parliament, and opposed now …What Kiev’s Democratic Turn Means for MoscowThe Moscow TimesUS warns Russia against intervention in […]

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Ukraine media: mixed views on Tymoshenko – BBC News

BBC NewsA day after the Ukrainian parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from office, media commentators are focusing on another momentous event: the release of his jailed arch-rival Yulia Tymoshenko. Many journalists – even those opposing Mr …Yanukovych Tries to Flee Ukraine as Opponents Take Power (1)BusinessweekTymoshenko confidante becomes acting Ukrainian presidentReutersMoscow fumes over […]

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Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West – New York Times

New York TimesProtesters on Wednesday burned documents after trying to take over a government office in Ternopil, Ukraine. The violence in the country has killed at least 25 people this week. Rostyslav Kovalchuk/Reuters. MOSCOW — The two sides in what is developing …Ukraine crisis: President and opposition agree truceBBC NewsWestern leaders express concern over mounting […]

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EU calls meeting of bloc’s 28 foreign ministers on Ukraine violence, weighing … – Fox News

Fox NewsBRUSSELS – The European Union is calling an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers to decide the 28-nation bloc’s reaction including possible sanctions to the recent escalation of violence in Ukraine. European Commission President Jose Manuel …Polish PM Tusk calls for EU sanctions on UkraineReutersEU calls extraordinary meeting of bloc’s 28 foreign ministers on Ukraine […]

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Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMOSCOW — Anti-government protesters who have disrupted traffic and official functions in major Ukrainian cities for nearly three months vacated Kiev City Hall and other key state buildings Sunday, defusing the worst crisis to beset the deeply divided former …Ukraine protesters, police pull back in contest over presidentReuters IndiaUkraine Opposition Plans March on […]

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Ukraine president says he’ll name rival as prime minister, but opposition … – Washington Post

Washington PostMOSCOW — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych offered Saturday night to make two of his adversaries prime minister and deputy prime minister, pledged to support amending harsh new laws against protest and proposed changing the constitution to give …Ukraine opposition reject compromise dealFinancial TimesUkrainian president offers concessionsBoston GlobeUkraine opposition rejects government concessionsSydney Morning HeraldBBC News […]

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Russian Olympic terrorist search sets nerves jangling despite Putin assurances … – Washington Post

Washington PostMOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin has made a daring gamble with the Winter Games in Sochi, guaranteeing they will be safe despite their setting on territory awash in grievance and terror. Olympic officials have accepted his assurances, but as the Opening …Olympic terror fears mount despite Putin’s assurancesFox NewsSecurity experts: Olympics-related terrorist threat ‘is […]

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Syria peace talks: Russia criticizes rescinding of Iran’s invitation – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It was a mistake for the United Nations to rescind an invitation to Iran to participate in peace talks on Syria this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday in Moscow. He added however that it is “not a catastrophe.” Lavrov said U.N. …Iran Debate Underscores Difficulty of Syrian Peace TalksBloombergIran criticizes […]

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Ukraine enacts harsh laws against protests – Washington Post

Washington PostMOSCOW — Russians love to think of their neighbors the Ukrainians as their “little brothers,” and not a few Ukrainians feel the same way. That gives Russia considerable sway in Ukraine. Its gravitational pull succeeded in keeping the smaller country from …Ukrainian laws shackling protest spur condemnation, resignationsLos Angeles TimesWest fears for Ukraine’s democracy […]