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Pro-Russia protesters in east Ukraine seize arms

Pro-Russian protesters who broke into state security headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk have seized weapons, and highway police have closed down entrances into the city, local police said on Monday. Mainly Russi

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Russia raises gas prices for Ukraine by 80pc

Russia raised the gas price for Ukraine on Thursday for the second time this week, almost doubling it in three days and piling pressure on a neighbour on the brink of bankruptcy in the crisis over Crimea. The increase, announced i

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West, Russia signal line drawn in Ukraine crisis

Russia and the West sought to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday after major industrialised nations warned Moscow of tougher economic sanctions if it goes beyond the seizure of Crimea. After scoffing at a

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G7 warns Russia of more sanctions over Ukraine

US President Barack Obama and major industrialised allies warned Russia it faced damaging economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin takes further action to destabilise Ukraine following the seizure of Crimea. Leaders of the G

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Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea

Ukrainian troops and their families began evacuating from Crimea on Monday, as Kiev effectively acknowledged defeat by Russian forces who stormed one of the last of their remaining bases on the peninsula. Thousands of Ukrainian tr

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Russia issues ultimatum to Ukrainian troops to surrender

Russian troops have surrounded a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea and issued an ultimatum to forces inside to surrender, the deputy commander of the base in Belbek, near Sevastopol, said on Saturday. The base, above which the blue and

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Defiant Putin completes Crimea annexation

President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea on Friday as investors took fright at a US decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials. Putin promised to pro

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Biden warns Russia of isolation

Russia is on a "dark path" to isolation over its actions in Ukraine and the United States will respond to any aggression against Nato allies, US Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. Biden made the comments during

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US reassures Nato allies after Russia 'land grab'

US Vice President Joe Biden told Nato allies in eastern Europe on Tuesday that the alliance was unwavering in its commitment to protect them from attack, offering reassurance after what he called Russia's "land grab" in Ukraine'

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Putin signs treaty to 'annex' Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, on Tuesday signed a treaty making Crimea part Russia but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine. In a fiercely patriotic addre

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