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Photogallery Poroshenko: Heavy Weapons to Return to Front Lines if Truce Breached

Ukraine president says army 'ready at any moment to stand up to the enemy' and notes threat from the east will remain even if the truce holds
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Kerry to Meet With Iranian Negotiators, Russia's Lavrov

Secretary of state's agenda next week also includes speech to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
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US Intelligence Chief Says He Backs Arming Ukraine

But James Clapper says Moscow 'sees itself in direct confrontation with West over Ukraine and will be very prone to overreact to US actions'
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Photogallery Russia Slams West Over Ukraine Sanction Threats

Russian FM Lavrov calls threat an attempt to 'deflect attention' from need to follow through on terms of cease-fire
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US General: No Red Line in Ukraine to Trigger NATO Response

Absent any joint action by the 28-member alliance, Philip Breedlove says he has laid out military options Obama administration could consider
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Video Putin: The ‘Lonely’ Leader Bent on Restoring Russian Power

Analysts say Kremlin chief, with paranoid world view that harks back to his KGB days, will use any means to win back Russia’s greatness
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Russia, Ukraine Journalists Seek Penalties After Attacks

OSCE media representative says violence against journalists has decreased, but more needs to be done to ensure journalists' safety
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Multimedia Ukraine Now Battles Economy as Fighting Slows

Kyiv faces economic concerns as its currency falters and Russia threatens to halt natural gas flow, yet cease-fire appears to be taking hold in rebel-held areas
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Report: Kremlin Was Eying Ukraine Prior to Yanukovych Ouster

Russian independent newspaper publishes what it says is early February 2014 strategy document laying out annexation of Crimea, absorption of other parts of Ukraine
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Lithuania to Reinstate Limited Conscription

‘Current geopolitical environment,’ ‘threats to the state's security’ cited as reasons for move
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Video France: Russia Would Face More Sanctions if Mariupol Attacked

The capture of Mariupol could open a corridor to the south, including the already annexed Crimean peninsula
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Photogallery Rebels Celebrate Victory Over Ukrainian Forces at Debaltseve

Parades and a huge rally in Donetsk came as Kyiv government asks United Nations Security Council to deploy peacekeepers to war-torn region
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German Doctors Assess Jailed Ukraine Pilot on Hunger Strike

Berlin concerned about health of Nadiya Savchenko, who is facing charges in Russia in deaths of two journalists and has lost 17 kilograms since December
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UK: More Costs for Russia Possible Over Ukraine

British PM Cameron calls for more sanctions if separatists in eastern Ukraine move to expand territory they currently hold
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Video Putin Supporters Hold 'Anti-Maidan' March in Moscow

Thousands of protesters in Moscow Saturday demonstrated against last year's uprising in Ukraine and in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Report to Allege Direct Kremlin Link to Ukraine Invasion

A Russian editor says document appears to have been prepared weeks before Ukraine's pro-Russian President Yanukovych was driven from office in February 2014
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A Year After Fleeing Ukraine, Yanukovich Speaks of Return

Former president ousted after swerving away from deeper ties with Europe
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New Sanctions Weighed Against Russia

So far, John Kerry says, Russia and separatists are complying only 'selectively' with cease-fire in eastern Ukraine
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Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate

Some say that neither cease-fire agreements nor sanctions imposed on Russia are enough to end hostilities and stabilize Ukraine
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Report: EU 'Sleepwalked' Into Crisis With Russia

Regional analysts say unless Brussels takes a more pragmatic view of Kremlin’s agenda, tensions will only increase
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Poroshenko: Kremlin Orchestrated 2014 Kyiv Sniper Attacks

Meanwhile, White House, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warn of more sanctions against Russia
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France, Germany Threaten New Sanctions Over Ukraine

Additional costs could be imposed if last week’s truce agreement not respected by warring sides in eastern Ukraine, Hollande and Merkel say
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Video Unrest, Shortages Mark Anniversary of Ukraine Protests

The number of displaced Ukrainians that depend on humanitarian aid is on the rise
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Ukraine Fighting Shifts to Mariupol After Debaltseve Takeover

President Poroshenko calls for UN peacekeepers to monitor remains of cease-fire deal announced by leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France
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Video Ukraine Uprising Victims Still Await Justice

VOA visits Kyiv a year later and finds that despite a change in government, no one has been held accountable for 100-plus deaths that occurred
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Video Ukraine's President Calls for International Peacekeeping Mission

The move came just hours after thousands of Ukrainian troops fled Debaltseve, a strategic rail hub that links the separatist strongholds of Luhansk and Donetsk
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Afghan-Born Ukrainian Legislator Warns of Russian Takeover

Any cease-fire is valuable because it halts the killing, Mustafa Nayyem says, but he thinks Russia won't live up to its side of the bargain
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Photogallery E. Ukraine Cease-fire Breach Traps Thousands of Civilians

Accurate data on fighting, casualties scarce but UN reports of ongoing shelling, thousands of people hiding in cellars in Debaltseve area
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Multimedia Putin Demands Surrender of Encircled Ukrainian Troops

Speaking in Hungarian capital, Russian president also calls on pro-Russian rebels to allow besieged soldiers safe passage out of Debaltseve
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Multimedia US Voices Alarm as Rebels Ignore Cease-Fire in E. Ukraine

State Department says in statement 129 rebel cease-fire violations have been recorded since late Sunday, along with five deaths in, around Debaltseve
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