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Ukraine Goes on the Offensive Against Pro-Russian East

Ukraine Goes on the Offensive Against Pro-Russian East
The Ukrainian army destroyed two military bases of pro-Russian insurgents in overnight operations, the country's acting president said Thursday, as the government returned to the offensive a day after the start of European-brokered talks which have yet to draw in the warring sides.
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Putin Gloats Over Crimea Annexation in Trip to Disputed Ukraine Peninsula

Putin Gloats Over Crimea Annexation in Trip to Disputed Ukraine Peninsula
Ukraine and NATO condemned Vladimir Putin for gloating over Russia's annexation of the Crimea during the Russian President's first trip to the peninsula post-Russian takeover. Several eastern provinces are also voting to secede from the former Soviet province, backed by pro-Russian elements widely believed to members of Russian security forces.
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Pro-Russian East Ukraine Votes on Autonomy Despite – Oddly – Putin's Admonishment

Pro-Russian East Ukraine Votes on Autonomy Despite – Oddly – Putin's Admonishment
The pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine decided Thursday to go ahead with Sunday's referendum on autonomy despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay it. Polls show the split between the east and west of the country further increasing.
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Defense Sec: Russia's Ukraine Incursions 'Shatter the Myth' of Post-Cold War Security

Defense Sec: Russia's Ukraine Incursions 'Shatter the Myth' of Post-Cold War Security
Russia has everybody worried. Their invasion of Ukraine has threatened the post-Cold War security the west had enjoyed since the fall of the Soviet empire. The military's incursions "shatter the myth" of stability, said US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There

American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There
A recent surveycompared what Americans wanted to do about the situation in Ukraine with their ability to locate Ukraine on a map. Only one in six placed Ukraine properly in southeastern Europe. Respondents put Ukraine all over Africa and Asia, even in Canada and in the U.S. The average answer was about 1800 miles off. Partisan voters on both sides did poorly compared to independents. The survey’s authors concluded, “The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.”
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Seeing Russia from Its Backyard, NATO Ups Military Presence Along Eastern Border

Seeing Russia from Its Backyard, NATO Ups Military Presence Along Eastern Border
NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. "We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on the land," Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels, declining to give exact troop figures.
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NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border

NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border
NATO's secretary-general warns Russia there would be "grave consequences" if it invades the Ukraine. "If Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine it would be a historic mistake," says Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "It would have grave consequences for our relationship with Russia and would further isolate Russia internationally."
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Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!

Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!
This is what happens when you don't have an open and honest reckoning with the mistakes of history. This is what happens when the whole world knows the mistakes that were made, and how it impacts the future.
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Anti-Interventionist Ron Paul Backs Russia's Intervention in Crimea

Anti-Interventionist Ron Paul Backs Russia's Intervention in Crimea
Anti-interventionist libertarian Ron Paul is completely cool with Russia invading Ukraine and Putin stealing Crimea because of, you know, "some laws."
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Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come

Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come
The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on pro-Russian opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions as the West began punishing Moscow for its occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
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