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This Before-And-After Photo Of Independence Square Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Ukraine

Nearly three months into demonstrations against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, fierce clashes erupted this week between protesters and riot police. Dozens have died and hundreds have been wounded in the melee.<p>The reasons behind the violence are many and complicated. But rather than writing …

Ukraine Protestors Seize Kiev As President Flees

<b>Updated 11:06am EST</b><p>Ukraine’s beleaguered President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev Saturday as protestors took full control of Ukraine’s capital, …

Ukraine: 'The dictatorship has fallen.' But what will take its place?

As one disgraced president fled Kiev in the early hours of Saturday morning, so another aspiring one had landed in the city by evening. Within a few hours of being released from her prison hospital in the eastern city of Kharkiv, Yulia Tymoshenko had flown to Kiev and was being wheeled into …

Here's Why Ukraine Erupted Into Violence And Forced Its President To Flee

As The New York Times' David Herszenhorn explains, the conflict in Ukraine (which used to be part of the Soviet Union) stems from a conflict between pro-Russian and pro-Western European forces in the country.<p>Tensions in Ukraine began to flare this fall when the president reneged on a promise to …

Ukraine crisis fuels secession calls in pro-Russian south

As a new regime consolidated its grip over power in Kiev on Sunday, calls for secession in the pro-Russian south of Ukraine were growing louder.<p>At a protest attended by thousands in the port city of Sevastopol on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, the crowd voted to establish a parallel administration …

The West Is Frantically Trying To Keep Ukraine From Splitting

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is to begin a two-day visit to Kiev on Monday to speak with Ukraine's interim leaders appointed after a bloody and tumultuous week of historic change.<p>Ashton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and US National Security Adviser …

Russia denounces Ukraine 'terrorists' and west over Yanukovich ousting

Moscow delivered a damning indictment of post-revolutionary Ukraine on Monday, denouncing alleged discrimination of the ethnic Russian minority, accusing the west of sponsoring a takeover of the country by "terrorists" and "extremists", and clashing with Washington over plans for early elections in …

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Neither US Nor NATO Has Plans For What To Do If Russia Intervenes In Ukraine

U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, also commander of U.S. forces in Europe, said in an interview with Reuters and The Wall Street Journal that NATO had not changed the deployment of any military assets due to tensions over Ukraine.<p>"No, no, we have taken no actions to this moment. We are doing …

Crimea is bastion of resistance to Ukraine's new rulers | Reuters

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Waving the Russian flag and chanting “Russia! Russia!”, protesters in Crimea have become the last major bastion of resistance to Ukraine’s new rulers.<p>In the region’s capital, dozens of armed men seized the parliament building and raised the same flag.<p>President Viktor …

Keeping Ukraine in one piece is a win-win

MOSCOW — Russia mobilizes 150,000 troops to test their battle readiness. Opposing groups clash over whether Ukraine will look to Moscow or Brussels. Triumphant demonstrators in Kiev celebrate the nomination of an interim government likely to turn westward.<p>Those ominous events, however, may obscure …

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4 Reasons Why Crimea Is The Most Tense Place In Ukraine

While Ukraine prepares for a new era without President Viktor Yanukovych, tensions are brewing in the nation's ethnically intermixed South and East. Yanukovych supporters have staged counter-rallies around the country, and rival protesters came to blows on Thursday in Crimea, an autonomous republic …

Ukraine conflict: Russia steps up military drills

Russia has conducted a series of what it calls "military preparedness drills" near the country's border with Ukraine.<p>The United States and Ukraine's interim prime minister have expressed concern at the activity.<p>Arseniy Yatsenyuk insisted that Ukraine would find a "political solution" to the tension …

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