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Ukraine Delegation Walks Out of Vladimir Putin’s UN Speech

The Ukraine delegation walked out of today’s UN General Assembly meeting today when Russian President Vladimir Putin took the stage. The two countries have been involved in a war since March 2014, when the Kremlin annexed Crimea and invaded eastern Ukraine.

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Ukraine: Kiev Parliament Bombed, Dozens Injured

Violence erupted in front of the Ukrainian parliament after a protester threw a grenade at National Guard servicemen and policemen who stood guard outside the building. The explosion killed one person and injured hundreds of policemen.

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Russia Shuts off Gas, Electricity in Occupied East Ukraine

It appears the Kremlin might be losing interest in east Ukraine—or as Russian President Vladimir Putin called it, Novorossiya (new Russia). Russia reportedly cut off electricity to east Ukraine a few days ago.

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Merkel and Obama Agree on Russian Sanctions, Greek Reforms

The Group of Seven (G7) kicked off its annual summit this week with the situations in Ukraine and Greece on top of the agenda. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met privately on Sunday to hammer out details about the two countries.

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World Blasts Ukraine for Honoring Nazi Collaborators in New Laws

The Ukrainian government is under fire after President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill that bans all Communism and Nazi symbols. He also signed a law that honors and recognizes militias that worked with the Germans in World War II. The United States Holocaust Museum lashed out at the decision.

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Thousands of Russians March in Honor of Slain Opposition Leader in Moscow

An opposition march in Moscow evolved into a memorial march for opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down blocks from the Kremlin on Friday. Thousands of Russians streamed through Moscow to show Russian President Vladimir Putin they are not afraid to voice their opinions and wish for a “Russia without Putin.” Images of the march flooded social media.

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Ukraine Signs Weapons Deal with UAE to Keep Fighting Russian Rebels

This week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a deal at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) to buy weapons from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ukraine is in dire need of weapons due to Russia’s invasion and minimal support from the West.

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Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin Agree on Ukraine Ceasefire in Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande met in Minsk, Belarus, in an attempt to end the war in east Ukraine. The four emerged after 16 hours, all agreeing to a ceasefire in the east starting on February 15.

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