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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk says government will allow all companies to import electricity from abroad due to thermal coal shortage - @Reuters

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Ukrainian separatist leader says new talks aimed at easing conflict between Kiev and rebels won't take place on Sunday as hoped - @Reuters

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Kiev military says 5 Ukrainian soldiers killed and 7 wounded in last 24 hours despite ceasefire - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian foreign ministry says new EU sanctions on Crimea are 'absolutely unacceptable' - @Reuters

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Russian ruble crisis 2014

Editor's note: Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference has ended. Among many sweeping topics discussed, Putin reinforced his belief in Russia overcoming the crisis in Ukraine and defended Russia's protection of its own interests in the political struggle. He maintained that Russia's economy would rebound within two years amid tough Western sanctions and a failing ruble, both residual effects of the crisis and other factors. Putin also took questions on foreign relations with countries like China and Turkey, but no significant new ground was broken on those topics. - Aaron

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Russian ruble crisis 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin says government briefly considered import ban on autos in response to Western sanctions, but ruble's decline made it meaningless - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Putin: 'We are right in the Ukrainian crisis, and our Western partners are not right' - @BBCDanielS

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia's President Putin says Ukraine must remain a single political entity - @AP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Both Ukraine and Russia are aiming to restore political unity in Ukraine, Putin claims - @Reuters

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Vladimir Putin's 2014 press conference

All people who 'voluntarily' take part in the conflict in east Ukraine cannot be considered mercenaries because they don't get paid, Putin says - @PaulSonne

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian journalist asks Putin how many soldiers he sent to Ukraine and what he tells the families of the dead ones - @marson_jr

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Russian ruble crisis 2014

Editor's note: Bloomberg Businessweek has put together a short explainer, linked below, on why the Russian ruble is collapsing today. The value of the currency has dipped as much as 19% in the last 24 hours. Bloomberg notes that the falling price of oil and economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis have contributed to the decline. - Aaron

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Russia would violate international agreements if it placed nuclear weapons in Crimea, Ukraine's PM Arseny Yatseniuk says - @Reuters

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Russia says it will take 'countermeasures' if Washington imposes new sanctions over the Ukraine crisis - @Reuters

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Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, UA

Flights canceled as airspace over Dnipropetrovsk closed due to security concerns, Dniproavia airline official tells Vice News - @SimonOstrovsky

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine President Poroshenko says 'real' ceasefire in place in Ukraine after 1st 24 hours in 7 months without a military casualty - @AFP

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President Obama expresses caution about the possibility of the US adding more sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin includes Crimean leader Sergey Aksyonov in Indian summit delegation; Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman says he was not officially aware of visit - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine's military says 3 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in separatist attacks in past 24 hours despite truce - @Reuters

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk calls for international lenders conference to provide Ukraine with extra funds to head off default - @Reuters

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