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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House: Vice President Biden spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk; expressed condolences for mine accident, contratulated on passage of reform legislation, expressed concern about separatist attacks

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Scribbled note attributed to Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shows he was trailing Russian deaths in Ukraine - @Reuters

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Ukraine's parliament approves draft law to boost armed force numbers by more than a third to 250,000 personnel - @Reuters

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Russia's defense ministry says more 2,000 soldiers taking part in anti-aircraft exercises, including in Crimea - Interfax via @Reuters

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Ukraine's military says 1 killed, 1 wounded over last 24 hours in violence with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine - @Reuters

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde says Ukraine's collapse would not be in Russia's interest - @Reuters

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White House: President Obama spoke about Ukraine with France's Hollande, UK's Cameron, Germany's Merkel, Italy's Renzi and European Council's Tusk; reaffirmed support for peaceful resolution, call on all parties to cooperate with OSCE - statement

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German government says Western powers agreed sanctions against Russia can only be lifted if Minsk Agreement is fully implemented - @Reuters

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Western powers are 'convinced a strong reaction from the international community would be necessary' on Ukraine in case of a major violation of the Minsk deal, says the French president's office - @Reuters

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President Obama to hold video conference with leaders of France, Germany, UK, Italy and European Council to discuss Ukraine and global security issues - @WhiteHouse

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Ukraine's Poroshenko website: Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany discussed crisis on phone; agree on OSCE role in conflict zone - @Reuters

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Lavrov calls on Ukraine's government to lift 'de facto blockade' of Donbass region - @Reuters

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1 Ukrainian serviceman killed, 4 wounded in past 24 hours, military spokesman says - @Reuters

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Russia's Lavrov says 'tangible progress' achieved in implementing package of measures agreed in Minsk, cease-fire being consolidated - @Reuters

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UN: Estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 has now passed 6,000 mark - @unrightswire

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Iran nuclear program talks

John Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov for talks on Iran, Syria and Ukraine - @JohnKerry

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A Ukrainian journalist had been killed as a result of shelling in eastern Ukraine, military says - @Reuters

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Boris Nemtsov killed

Ukrainian President Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov planned to reveal Russian links to Ukraine conflict before he was slain - @Reuters

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More: Secretary of State Kerry to address UN Human Rights Council on March 2 in Geneva; will also meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to discuss Ukraine, regional issues - US State Department

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Kiev says starting withdrawal of heavy weapons from frontline in eastern Ukraine, military says - @AFP

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