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Russian riot police stand in central Simferopol, Ukraine
Russian riot police stand in central Simferopol, Ukraine (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Pro-Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Base in Crimea

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and stun grenades and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said.

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Heavily-armed troops displaying no identifying insignia and who were mingling with local pro-Russian militants stand guard outside a local government building in Simferopol, Ukraine.
Heavily-armed troops displaying no identifying insignia and who were mingling with local pro-Russian militants stand guard outside a local government building in Simferopol, Ukraine.(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Fearing Russian Invasion, Ukraine Goes on Alert

Warning that it was "on the brink of disaster," Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia.

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Obama Urges Russian Restraint in Ukraine

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the tense atmosphere in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country's Crimean region and to refrain from interfering elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.

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Anti-government protesters man the front line barricades following yesterdays clashes with police in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.
Anti-government protesters man the front line barricades following yesterdays clashes with police in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Ukraine Announces Deal to End Crisis; Shots Fired

Ukraine's presidency said Friday that it has negotiated an international deal intended to end battles between police and protesters that have killed scores and injured hundreds. It was unclear whether the deal would appease protesters, and shots rang out Friday morning in central Kiev.

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Anti-government protesters carry the injured during continued clashes with police in Independence square,
Anti-government protesters carry the injured during continued clashes with police in Independence Square ( Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Medic: At Least 70 Protesters Killed in Kiev

Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine's embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 70 people dead and hundreds injured.

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Anti-government protesters continue to clash with police in Independence square, despite a truce agreed between the Ukrainian president and opposition leaders
Anti-government protesters continue to clash with police in Independence square, despite a truce agreed between the Ukrainian president and opposition leaders (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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At Least 11 Dead as Kiev Clashes Renew

Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital have erupted anew Thursday and an Associated Press reporter has seen 10 bodies laid out on the edge of the protest encampment.

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Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan in Kiev, Ukraine
Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan in Kiev, Ukraine (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Bubka Calls For Halt to Violence in Ukraine

 Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great who heads the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, urged both sides Wednesday in Ukraine's political crisis to lay down their weapons and halt the violence that is bringing the country to "the brink of catastrophe."

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