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A pro-Russia activist uses a mobile phone as he guards a  barricade outside the police regional building seized by the separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 17, 2014. (credit: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel: US Will Send Non-Lethal Assistance To Ukraine’s Military

Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

04/17/2014

President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Community College of Allegheny County on April 16, 2014 in Oakdale, Pa. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We Don’t Need A War’ With Russia

President Barack Obama says that the United States is not looking to go to war with Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.

04/17/2014

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (credit: Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Putin: ‘Nonsense’ That Russian Forces Causing Unrest In Eastern Ukraine

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine as “nonsense,” but expressed hope for success of four-way talks on settling the crisis.

04/17/2014

President Obama and Pope Francis exchange gifts during a private meeting at the Vatican. (AFP PHOTO POOL/ GABRIEL BOUYS)

President Obama And Pope Francis Find Common Ground And Divisions

The two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.

03/27/2014

Russian forces gather by their light armored vehicle (LAV) as they block the Ukrainian base in Perevalnoye, near Simferopol, on March 6, 2014. (credit: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Sanctions Levied Against Russia Could Backfire Against US, Europe

Underlying talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could backfire on the U.S. and Europe.

03/07/2014

Unarmed Ukrainian troops confronted soldiers under Russian command occupying a military base in Crimea. (Getty Images)

Putin Orders Troops To Bases As Warning Shots Fired In Crimea

About 300 unarmed Ukrainian soldiers confronted Russian troops at an air base on the Crimean Peninsula.

03/04/2014

Unidentified armed men patrol outside of Simferopol airport. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Control Crimean Airports

Russian troops take control of Ukraine’s two main Crimean airports, say Ukrainian officials.

02/28/2014

People stand on an armored personnel carrier in front of the Ukrainian parliament during a rally in Kiev on Feb. 27, 2014. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Ambassador: ‘If Ukraine Goes Into Chaos, That’s Likely To Pull Those European Countries In’

Ukraine isn’t typically a U.S. foreign policy priority, experts say. President Barack Obama is more occupied with Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and more.

02/27/2014

Anti-government protesters man the barricades in central Kiev. (Getty Images)

Ukraine: Opposition Leader Warns Yanukovych ‘You Will End Like Gadhafi’

Government and protesters have agreed to a fragile truce to mourn the dead.

02/20/2014

An anti-government protester stands on a barricade in Kiev. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Protesters End Occupation Of City Hall

Anti-government forces leave Kiev City Hall in return for the release of all jailed protesters.

02/16/2014

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