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Russian lawmakers have given tentative approval to forming a national guard, with some saying the Kremlin needs it as a tool against possible unrest
KIEV - The Associated Press
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.
SLAVYANSK - Agence France-Presse
Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a deadly firefight at a road block close to the separatist-held town of Slavyansk, shattering a fragile Easter truce
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he had signed a decree rehabilitating Crimea's Tatars, an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Nazi Germany and exiled under Stalin.
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal April 18 but U.S. President Barack Obama cautioned it was uncertain if Moscow would stand by the agreement
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Citizens of Ukraine's neighbour Moldova will be granted visa-free travel from Monday to most European Union nations as part of the country's bid to sign an association deal with the EU bloc.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Putin did not rule out sending in Russian troops in Ukraine but said he hoped he would not need to take such a step, and that diplomacy could succeed in resolving the standoff
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Ukraine on Monday of violating an accord reached in Geneva last week aimed at averting a wider conflict between the two neighbours.
Nerdun HACIOĞLU - MOSCOW (Hürriyet) / AFP - SLAVYANSK, Ukraine
More than 30 people died in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine’s southern city of Odessa, after a day of violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian militants and the downing of three army helicopters
Pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine appealed April 20 for Russian 'peacekeepers' to sweep in after a deadly gunfight killed at least two of their militants
MARIUPOL - Reuters
Ukraine's interior minister said that three pro-Russian separatists were killed in shooting that broke out overnight in the town of Mariupol
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