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U.S. envoy: Crimea crisis solution needs to address Russian concerns

KIEV, Ukraine -- The United States continues to rule out military action to eject Russian troops from Crimea and acknowledges that a diplomatic settlement needs to address Moscow's interests in the strategically important peninsula, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Monday.<p>"Crimea is and should …

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Former US Defense Secretary: Crimea Is A Lost Cause

"I do not believe that Crimea will slip out of Russia's hands," Gates said.<p>"You think Crimea's gone?," host Chris Wallace asked.<p>"I do," Gates responded.<p>Next week, Crimea will hold a referendum on whether or not to reincorporate itself into Russia. Moscow, not surprisingly, supports the referendum, …

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Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

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How much aid Ukraine really needs

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Ukraine crisis: RAF jet to monitor Ukraine border

<b>An RAF reconnaissance aircraft will be sent to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence has said.</b><p>A UK E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (Awacs) jet will fly from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.<p>The aircraft would carry out its mission while staying within Polish and …

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Russia jangles nerves with complaints of 'lawlessness' in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – As Ukrainian officials prepared to campaign in the United States this week for more international support ahead of a Russian-backed referendum on secession in Crimea, Moscow complained Monday of "lawlessness" in eastern Ukraine, raising fear it might widen its military intervention …

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Ukraine armed groups reject 'extremist' label

Former President Viktor Yanukovich, and many in Russia, have described Ukraine's interim government as illegitimate and controlled by "dangerous extremists".<p>Many Ukrainians who took part in the revolution to remove Yanukovich from power disagree and say it is an insult to the sacrifices they have …

Meet the paramilitary leader who claims to be running Crimea

Only a month ago, Sergei Aksyonov was just another obscure pro-Russian activist in Crimea. Now he's the pro-Russian leader of the separatist region and Vladimir Putin's go-to person.<p>On Monday, Aksyonov oversaw a ceremony that caps his meteoric rise. In Crimea's capital, Simferopol, the pro-Russian, …

Ukraine president: Kiev will not use army to stop Crimea secession

Oleksandr Turchynov says intervention would leave Ukraine exposed in the east, where Russia has 'significant tank units'<p>Ukraine's acting president has said the country will not use its army to stop Crimea from seceding, in the latest indication that a Russian annexation of the peninsula may be …

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<i>This story is part of</i> Crossings, <i>a series chronicling the global refugee and migrant experience. Follow the series and add your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #GlobeCrossings.</i><p>There can be few items in the world more poorly designed for the purpose it serves than the standard …

In Meeting With Obama, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Embraces the West

Pres­id­ent Obama said Wed­nes­day that there would be “costs to Rus­sia’s vi­ol­a­tion of in­ter­na­tion­al law and en­croach­ments on Ukraine,” …

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Obama dismisses Crimea election

President Barack Obama warned that the United States and the international community will be “forced to apply a cost” if Russia continues its involvement in Ukraine, he said Wednesday after hosting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the Oval Office.<p>“There’s another path available and we …

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Ex-Envoy ‘Not Very Optimistic’ on Russian Pullback in Crimea

It’s worth trying to forge a deal to get Russian President Vladimir Putin to reverse his invasion of Ukraine, but it probably won’t work, the recently departed U.S. ambassador to Russia said Wednesday.<p>Ambassador Michael McFaul, who left the job just last month, said the world must focus on keeping …

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Cossacks: The Cowboys Of Crimea

Crimea’s history is packed with Tatar slave traders, Ottoman empresses and martial Cossacks; the original cowboys whose lifestyle has been co-opted …

Russia heightens tension with military exercises near Ukrainian border

Moscow says 8,500 troops are involved in practice for 'combat missions on unknown territory'<p>Russian troops have started new military exercises near Ukraine on Thursday, with some 8,500 soldiers, 36 military jets and multiple artillery and rocket launchers being sent to the Russian-Ukraine …

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Crimea referendum 'has no legitimacy', says William Hague - video

The foreign secretary says he hopes a meeting in London on Friday between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will de-escalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine. He claims a referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia has no legal standing in the eyes …