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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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Crimea votes to secede; Obama reiterates committment to diplomatic resolution

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http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/445320361107009536 As expected, the vote in #Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession. http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/445318653970776064 During a phone call at the request of the White House, President #Obama told Vladimir #Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445328594349207553 “Additional costs”? Is the White House […]

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Vladimir Putin Annexes Crimea And Throws Down Gauntlet To The West

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“If you press the spring too hard, it will recoil.” View this image › Maxim Shemetov / Reuters SEVASTOPOL, #Crimea — Russian President #Vladimir Putin announced Moscow would annex the breakaway Ukrainian province of Crimea Tuesday in an extraordinary speech uprooting the post-Cold War global order of the last 25 years. With the whole of […]

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Group With Ties To Ousted Ukrainian President Wants To Keep Lobbying In The U.S.

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#Viktor Yanukovych may be gone, but the European Centre for a Modern #Ukraine remains. View this image › Vladimir Putin, right, shaking hands with ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych at an Olympic reception recently hosted by the Russian President in Sochi. The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A group with ties to ousted Ukrainian president Viktor […]

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