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Behind the Braid: Who Is Yulia Tymoshenko?

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Protesters stand in front of a portrait of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the central Independence square in Kiev, #Ukraine, Dec. 5, 2013. Image: Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tiahnybok signed a deal this morning to end the bloodshed that has taken over […]

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Russia Warned Pentagon Over Military Drills Near Ukraine

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While Moscow gave U.S. military leaders fair warning before moving thousands of troops toward the Ukrainian border, the Russian military operation is still raising serious concerns at the White House and Pentagon. View this image › AP Photo/RIA-Novosti WASHINGTON — Russian military leaders gave the Pentagon early warning that Moscow would be moving thousands of […]

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Death Toll Rises In Ukraine Crisis As Clashes Shatter Truce

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Updated: At least 42 reported dead in central #Kiev on Thursday, including protesters shot in the back. Warning: Graphic images. View this image › Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters Updated — 6:41 p.m. ET: KIEV, #Ukraine — The fate of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych slipped further into uncertainty on Thursday after dozens of protesters were killed […]

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Putin Calls Off Threat To Invade Ukraine, But Downed Chopper Threatens Ceasefire

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#Ukraine’s president says he may call off a ceasefire after separatist rebels in the east downed a helicopter, killing all nine on board. View this image › Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters Updated — 2:22 p.m. ET KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President #Vladimir Putin asked parliament to repeal a resolution granting him the authority to deploy […]

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Austrian Police Arrest Ukrainian Oligarch With Kremlin Connections In First Major Western Move Against Russia

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The surprise arrest of #Dmitry Firtash at the request of the FBI suggests Western countries may be willing to implement harsher #sanctions over the #Ukraine crisis. View this image › Dmitry Firtash (right) pictured with ousted Ukrainian President #Viktor Yanukovych in April 2012. Austria arrested Firtash Wednesday at the request of the FBI. Stringer / […]

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Malaysia Airlines 777 carrying 295 people crashes in Ukraine [pic, video]

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http://twitter.com/#!/BrianFaughnan/status/489795421435228160 A #Malaysia Airlines 777 carrying 295 passengers and crew has reportedly crashed in #Ukraine. http://twitter.com/#!/myroslavapetsa/status/489797459707985920 At this time, Malaysia Airlines is only confirming that they have lost contact with the plane: http://twitter.com/#!/MAS/status/489795857101750272 More: http://twitter.com/#!/flightradar24/status/489795658879348737 http://twitter.com/#!/mashable/status/489794225392058368 There are unconfirmed reports that the 777 was shot down: http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/489795700872720384 http://twitter.com/#!/myroslavapetsa/status/489801844894728193 This is alleged to be video taken […]

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Ron Paul: "Too Early To Tell" If Views On Russia Will Affect Son’s Candidacy

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“The U.S. is every bit as involved…as Putin,” says the former Congressman. View this image › Steve Marcus / Reuters / Reuters WASHINGTON — Former congressman and presidential candidate #Ron Paul said on Friday that it’s too early to tell if his views on the #Ukraine conflict and other foreign policy issues could hurt his […]

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This Is What 10 Ukrainians And Russians Think About The Standoff Between Their Countries

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“The path to the future is difficult, but it is also bright.” 1. Ilia D., Kiev View this image › Kevin Lamarque / Reuters “I participated in the protests, but, unfortunately, not every day. I participated because of the escalation of force against the citizens of #Ukraine, because of corruption, because of lawlessness. Did I […]

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This Journalist Just Cornered Vladimir Putin And Got Him To Answer His Questions

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“Do you regret the killings in #Ukraine?” asked the #BBC’s John Sweeney. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409573101); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3434125”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409573101); }); Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QdpZ_Q7GR7I. youtube.com Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/paulhamilos/this-journalist-just-corned-vladimir-putin-and-got-him-to-an

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Ukrainian forces try to take back control of Donetsk airport from rebels

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http://twitter.com/#!/jimsciutto/status/470884320807514112 A day after elections, #Ukraine has launched air strikes against armed separatist fighters who had seized portions of #Donetsk’s Sergei Prokofiev International #Airport. http://twitter.com/#!/MaximEristavi/status/470847328858177536 http://twitter.com/#!/shelomovskiy/status/470873118173822976 http://twitter.com/#!/shelomovskiy/status/470895840438276096 http://twitter.com/#!/ChristopherJM/status/470896541654609921 http://twitter.com/#!/shelomovskiy/status/470924714828115969 http://twitter.com/#!/yannisBehrakis/status/471033357502267392 http://twitter.com/#!/yannisBehrakis/status/471033607365349377 http://twitter.com/#!/BBCWillVernon/status/470878932922007552 http://twitter.com/#!/RolandOliphant/status/471005961440997377 http://twitter.com/#!/andrewsweiss/status/471002440087904257 A note for travelers: http://twitter.com/#!/shaunwalker7/status/471002023362842624 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/26/ukrainian-forces-try-to-take-back-control-of-donetsk-airport-from-rebels-pics/

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