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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
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russia will respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as they were in South Ossetia in 2008 which led to war with Georgia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
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.
WASHINGTON - Reuters
US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Washington would impose more sanctions on Russia if tensions did not de-escalate in eastern Ukraine
MOSCOW - Reuters
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.
As he did in Istanbul almost a year ago, Martello took his piano to the hotspot of the protest in town, outside a regional state building seized by pro-Russia separatists.
SLAVYANSK - Agence France-Presse
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
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.
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
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
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