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Aug 18, 2014 — Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Separatists in the east used a rocket-launching system in an attack that one officials said killed as many as 30 government troops. The strike comes after days of steady gains by Ukrainian forces.
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Apr 13, 2014 — A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.
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Apr 8, 2014 — A speech in Ukraine's Parliament sparked violence Tuesday after other lawmakers took exception to a Communist leader's speech that criticized the government and those who ousted the president.
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Mar 9, 2014 — Pro-Russian groups used whips to attack pro-Ukrainian demonstrators in Sevastopol, on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, the BBC says. Ukraine's interim prime minister plans to visit the U.S. this week.
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Feb 26, 2014 — NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson answers Redditors' questions about covering the demonstrations in Kiev's Independence Square, the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych and the road ahead for Ukraine.
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Feb 22, 2014 — Ukraine's parliament has voted to push President Viktor Yanukovych out of office and release his arch-rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, from jail.
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Feb 21, 2014 — The center of Ukraine's capital has been the scene of protests for several months, and this week dozens of people died there. Quick looks at the site from before and after the unrest are revealing.
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Feb 21, 2014 — The deadly crisis may be coming to an end. President Viktor Yanukovych and three leaders of the protests against his government agreed on a plan for a unity government and new elections.
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Feb 20, 2014 — Word emerges about dozens of deaths in the Ukrainian capital. The White House blames President Viktor Yanukovych's forces. As diplomats work to end the crisis, Russia continues to oppose sanctions.
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