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Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state'

Russia's move is an early test for the Ukrainian president-elect, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election and has pledged to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Russia to deploy new missiles to Crimea as Ukraine tensions rise

Moscow's announcement about new missiles follows its seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews on Sunday over what it said was their illegal entry into Russian waters, something Ukraine denies.


'Minsk agreements irreplaceable in settlement of Ukrainian conflict'

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov underlined that no party involved or guarantor nation had ever denied the feasibility of the Minsk II ceasefire pact and that the withdrawal from the deal would lead to "an utter collapse."

Barack Obama welcomes European Union's position on Ukraine

In related development, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke this morning with his Ukrainian counterpart Ihor Tenyukh.

Heavier sanctions on Russia could backfire

US President Barack Obama on Thursday slapped new visa restrictions on Russian and other opponents of Ukraine's government in Kiev.

Kievan halves

Ukraine’s crisis must be mitigated. The long term challenge is to bridge the great divide