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Ukraine warns of ‘abyss’ as voting begins in self-rule referenda in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine warns of ‘abyss’ as voting begins in self-rule referenda in eastern Ukraine

May 11, – Ukrainian leader Oleksander Turchinov warned pro-Russian eastern regions they would be stepping into the abyss if they voted for self-rule on Sunday in a referendum that has raised Western fears of a slide to full civil war. Barricades of tires and scrap metal blocked streets in the port city of Mariupol and […]

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EU imposes sanctions after Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote

EU imposes sanctions after Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote

Mar 17, – The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania’s foreign minister said. Crimea’s leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favour of seceding from Ukraine in a vote […]

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Pro-Ukraine protesters beaten up as Crimea crisis deepens

Pro-Ukraine protesters beaten up as Crimea crisis deepens

Mar 09, – Tens of thousands of people in Ukraine have held rival pro-unity and pro-Russian rallies, as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on Crimea. Pro-Russia supporters beat up their opponents in Sevastopol, Crimea. In the eastern city of Luhansk, pro-Russian activists seized regional offices forcing the governor to resign. UK and German leaders […]

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Ukraine Invasion: ‘Putin Acting Like Hitler’ in Land Snatch

Ukraine Invasion: ‘Putin Acting Like Hitler’ in Land Snatch

Mar 04, – Putin ordered troops in on the grounds of protecting Russian interests, including the massive Black Sea Fleet and the majority ethnic Russian population, after Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich was toppled in a popular uprising. “Since he wanted to invade Crimea, he needed a pretext and said that his compatriots were oppressed,” said […]

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