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Russia's Political Tool; Gazprom Threatens To Increase Gas Prices By 37 Percent To Ukraine

Just days after the head of the Russian state-owned company Gazprom threatened to cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine, officials say the energy …

Ukraine crisis: US will not recognise Crimea referendum, says ambassador

America's ambassador in Kiev said the US would refuse to recognise next Sunday's "so-called referendum" in Crimea, and said Washington would take further steps against Russia if it used the poll to legitimise its occupation.<p>Geoffrey Pyatt said Barack Obama and the US secretary of state, John Kerry, …

Ukraine plans rallies as crisis deepens

Rallies were planned across Ukraine as the troubled ex-Soviet state struggled to contain upheaval amid a standoff between Russia and the West over Crimea that shows no sign of easing.<p>Sunday marks 200 years since the birth of Ukraine's national hero, the poet Taras Shevchenko, and patriotic rallies …

PM vows to protect Ukraine from Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has vowed Ukraine would not give "an inch" of its territory to Russia, at a rally of thousands of people in Kiev in honour of 19th-century national hero Taras Shevchenko.<p>"This is our land. We will not give an inch of it. Russia and its president should …

Pro-Ukraine activists attacked in Crimea

Pro-Russian groups have attacked a pro-Kiev rally in the troubled Ukrainian region of Crimea as thousands took to the streets across Ukraine in rival demonstrations, escalating separatist tensions in the ex-Soviet state.<p>Violence flared In Sevastopol when pro-Russian groups attacked a small group of …

Putin weighs Ukraine talks but firm on Crimea

Russia has made what may be a move towards taking part in talks over the Ukraine crisis, but is standing firm in its insistence that Crimea has a right to break away from Kiev's rule.<p>Britain said on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised to meet his foreign minister to discuss …

Republicans get hawkish on Putin, as Gates predicts Crimea will be lost to Russia

Washington Republicans and military experts on Sunday suggested a range of plans to stop Russia’s effort to annex Ukraine’s Crimea region, while former Defense Secretary Robert Gates predicted such efforts might already be a lost cause.<p>"You think Crimea's gone?" “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace …

Masked troops on Ukrainian base as pro-Russian forces tighten Crimea grip

One moment Monday morning, a Ukrainian flag still was flying over a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region -- the base's commander reportedly kidnapped by pro-Russian troops the day before.<p>Later Monday, masked troops were at the base, and the Ukrainian flag was gone.<p>The bloodless incursion by …