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Russian naval and land forces have practiced swiftly moving military hardware and troops to annexed Crimea as part of a logistics exercise which foreshadows much larger war games there next month, the Russian Defense Ministry said
MARIUPOL/SLAVIANSK - Reuters
Voting has began in referendums called by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine to split from Ukraine
DONETSK - Agence France-Presse
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in east Ukraine vowed to press on with disputed independence referendums, defying a call from President Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote
HÜRRİYET / ISTANBUL
Sergei Konoplyov, scholar and former Soviet officer, said the current situation in Ukraine presented both a risk of division and civil war
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
Ukraine's military operation against pro-Moscow rebels "will go on regardless" of Russian President Vladimir Putin urging them to postpone an independence vote
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Friday for the first time since Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula, just days ahead of a separatist vote by pro-Moscow militants in eastern Ukraine.
KYIV - Agence France-Presse
More than 30 pro-Russian rebels were killed and dozens wounded in Monday's military assault on the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk
Fighting broke out Friday in Ukraine's southeastern port city of Mariupol, causing casualties, according to reports by Ukrainian and Russian media.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed new legislation introducing harsh punishments for the justification or denial of Nazi war crimes.
President Putin praised the strength of Russia's 'all-conquering' patriotism in his speech to the veterans as troops marched in Red Square to mark 69 years since victory in World War II
VILNIUS - Agence France-Presse
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite is on course for reelection as the Baltic EU nation goes to the polls Sunday amid frayed nerves over a resurgent Russia.
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