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guardian: Fatal clashes as Ukraine dissolves Crimean parliament…

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Fatal clashes as Ukraine dissolves Crimean parliament – live updates

Two people killed and five injured in clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian activists before Sunday’s secession referendum. Follow the live blog here

Pictured: People speak in front of a placard depicting the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, as a dancing ballerina wearing a bulletproof vest with Kalashnikov machine gun. Photograph: Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images

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[The New York Times] Ukraine’s Interim Leader Seeks Aid in…

[The New York Times] Ukraine’s Interim Leader Seeks Aid in Washington

Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, an opposition leader named interim prime minister after the fall of the pro-Russia government in Kiev last month, was scheduled to meet with President Obama at the White House as well as Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department and congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. He then planned to head to New York, where he is scheduled to address the United Nations on Thursday.

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[Yahoo! News/AFP] Ukrainian PM arrives at White House for Obama talks

Kerry declines Putin Ukraine meeting

Kerry declines Putin Ukraine meeting:

A meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will not happen until Moscow engages with US proposals to tackle the crisis in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

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[The Washington Post] Kerry’s list of questions for Putin on Crimea brings next to no response

Ukraine Starts Army Drills as Russia Warns on Eastern Unrest

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[Bloomberg Businessweek] Ukraine Starts Army Drills as Russia Warns on Eastern Unrest

Ukraine began military drills as Russian forces tightened their hold on the Crimean peninsula and the Foreign Ministry in Moscow warned of “lawlessness” in the former Soviet republic’s eastern provinces.

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[USA Today] Ukraine may have to go nuclear, says Kiev lawmaker

[Voice of America] Crimea Invites Observers to Monitor Vote on Joining Russia

Crisis in Ukraine: The World Reacts


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Crisis in Ukraine: The World Reacts

President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.

Speaking from the White House, Obama said any decisions on the future of Crimea, a pro-Russian area of Ukraine, must include the country’s new government. (AP)

(Photos by Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS, Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS, Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo)

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