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Russia says planned U.S. financial aid to Ukraine is illegal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Tuesday about the consequences of planned financial support to what it called Ukraine’s illegitimate regime, saying the aid would be illegal.<p>The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved $1 billion worth of loan guarantees for Ukraine and …

Russia has not created environment for Ukraine diplomacy - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia’s responses to U.S. proposals to end the crisis in Ukraine do not create the environment for a diplomatic resolution, the United States said on Tuesday.<p>Russia’s bloodless seizure of the Crimea region of Ukraine has brought U.S.-Russian relations to one of their lowest …

Time running out for EU bid to engage Russia, Germany warns

TALLINN/VILNIUS (Reuters) - The European Union will start preparing further responses to Russia’s actions in Ukraine if Moscow does not show signs of backing down by the weekend, Germany’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, a warning echoed by the Polish prime minister.<p>Since the fall of Ukraine’s …

Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia

SEVASTOPOL/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalise rule from Moscow within days.<p>With their own troops in Crimea effectively …