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Turkey and Russia have held a first technical meeting to revise preparations for the upcoming Astana talks between the Syrian regime and opposition groups slated for Jan. 23, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Jan. 11
BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea - Reuters
The Crimean Tatars split over approaching Russia or resisting after the referendum.
HÜRRİYET / ISTANBUL
Sergei Konoplyov, scholar and former Soviet officer, said the current situation in Ukraine presented both a risk of division and civil war
DONETSK, Ukraine - Agence France-Presse
The self-proclaimed head of the "People's Republic of Donetsk" in eastern Ukraine on Monday declared the region a sovereign state and asked Russia to consider allowing it to accede.
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.
KIEV / MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
The Kremlin said it respected the vote on self-rule in two Ukrainian regions and called for the results to be implemented through dialogue between Kiev and separatist leaders
Fighting broke out Friday in Ukraine's southeastern port city of Mariupol, causing casualties, according to reports by Ukrainian and Russian media.
DONETSK - Agence France-Presse
A total 89 percent of voters cast ballots in favour of self-rule in the Donetsk province, one of two regions holding 'referendums'
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
MARIUPOL/SLAVIANSK - Reuters
Voting has began in referendums called by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine to split from Ukraine
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