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Ukraine President Orders Military To Cease Fire

Saying the bloodshed and suffering must stop, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered his country's military forces to cease fire against Russian-backed rebels in the country's east.

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Malaysian Airliner Crash [Update]

U.S. officials are confirming the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine today was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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Putin Wants U.S. And Russia To Improve Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations.

In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said ‘‘regardless of difficulties and disagreements’’ he hoped that Russia and the U

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Pentagon: 20,000 Russian Troops In Ukraine

The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
 
    Rear Adm. John Kirby says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Ukraine Defense Minister Ihor Tenyuh on Friday

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Anchor on Russian News Channel Resigns Over Ukraine Mess During Live Broadcast [VIDEO]

Here's something you don't see every day.

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Ukraine Talks Continue In Paris

The building blocks for a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine have emerged today in Paris -- where top Russian and Western officials have been trying to defuse the crisis over Crimea. European and Ukrainian diplomats at the meetings have outlined ways that all sides could step back from the brink of a new global conflict

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Tensions Ease But Putin Still Talking Tough

 Russia's Vladimir Putin is still talking tough on Ukraine -- but he has also helped ease tensions today.
 
    Putin says Russia has no intention to ``fight the Ukrainian people'' -- but he's reserving the right to use force in order to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine

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Obama Says Russian Invasion Violates International Law

 

President Obama is calling Russia's intervention in Ukraine a violation of both international law and Ukrainian sovereignty. 

The President's comments today come as the U.S. weighs possible sanctions against Russia for sending troops into the Crimean region

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Kerry: Russia Faces Isolation Because Of Ukraine Invasion

Western powers on Sunday prepared a tough response to Russia’s military advance into Ukraine and warned that Moscow could face economic penalties, diplomatic isolation and bolstered allied defenses in Europe unless it retreats

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Putin Undecided About Using Military Force In Ukraine

 

 

A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president is still deciding whether to send troops into Ukraine.

 Earlier today, the Russian parliament unanimously approved Putin's request to use the military until the situation in the region can be stabilized.  Putin'

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