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Fifteen Gunmen Seize Police Station in Sloviansk, Ukraine

Armed pro-Russians took control of the police station in Sloviansk in Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast. Another group of gunmen attempted to capture a police station in Shaktarsk, also in Donetsk, but failed. Apr 13, 2014 8:38 AM PT

Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk Promises Regions More Local Power

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk visited cities in east Ukraine that are facing protests from pro-Russians. He told those in Donetsk, a region that already proclaimed independence from Ukraine, that regions will have more power. Apr 11, 2014 6:47 PM PT

EU Promises to Help Ukraine's Gas Supply, US Warns Moscow Not to Use Gas as a Tool

The European Union will help Ukraine pay gas bills with Russia and provide them with gas if Moscow decides to cut them off. The response comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to European leaders that threatened to cut off gas supplies if they did not help pay Ukraine’s debt to Russia. However, Putin said there was no direct response to the letter, which also included a request for a meeting over the debt. Apr 11, 2014 6:21 PM PT

US Air Force General Breedlove Does Not Rule Out US Troops in Eastern Europe

The Associated Press interviewed NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and US Air Force General Philip Breedlove about troop involvement in Eastern Europe. He said it is a possibility troops from any country, including the US, could be deployed to countries that feel threatened by Russia. Apr 10, 2014 11:34 AM PT

Fight Over Gas Between Ukraine and Russia May Turn Moscow to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Ukraine they will be charged a month in advance for gas. Ukraine countered and said they would only pay if they can agree on a price with Russia state-owned gas giant Gazprom. The energy crisis may prompt Putin to sign a 30-year gas deal with China. Apr 10, 2014 11:18 AM PT


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