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  • People stand at a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

    Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

  • Skeptics on all sides take aim of John Kerry's tentative deal on Ukraine

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry reached a tentative agreement Thursday with Russia's foreign minister to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine by disarming militias, but tensions remained high as three pro-Russian separatists were killed in clashes and Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Kiev of plunging the country into an abyss.

  • A Ukrainian soldier is seen in a tank of the Ukrainian Army, as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

    Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said Thursday.

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    Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control, seeks UN peace-keeping support

  • Pro-Russian activists with Russian national flags storm the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service in Luhansk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 6, 2014. In Luhansk, 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the Russian border, hundreds of people surrounded the local headquarters of the security service and later scaled the facade to plant a Russian flag on the roof.  (AP Photo/Igor Golovniov)

    Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

    Pro-Moscow activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine - an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • Seattle Russians, Ukrainians split on Crimea

    Andrey Tokar bustles about the kitchen at Voshtok Dumpling House on Capitol Hill where he serves up food he considers both Ukrainian and Russian - no small irony given the conflict in Crimea and his anxiety about it.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after attending a pair of Democratic fundraisers. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Obama to host new Ukrainian PM at White House

    In a diplomatic dig at Russia, President Barack Obama is hosting the new Ukrainian prime minister at the White House, a high-profile gesture aimed at cementing the West's allegiance to Ukraine's fledgling government.

  • White House to Putin: Allow international monitors in Crimea

    The Obama administration called on Russia on Wednesday to allow international monitors into the Crimean region of Ukraine, as the administration sought to broker a diplomatic solution to the tense standoff over the occupation by Russian troops.

  • Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in Times Square, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in New York. Western powers are prepared "to go to the hilt" to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, "an incredible act of aggression" that may lead to visa bans, asset freezes, trade and investment penalties, and a boycott of a Russian-hosted economic summit of global powers in June, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia

    The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.

  • Ukraine's Ambassador to NATO Ihor Dolhov adjusts the microphones prior to speaking during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Sunday, March 2, 2014. NATO is called emergency talks on Sunday regarding the escalating crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    US prepares tough response for Russia over Ukraine

    Western powers on Sunday prepared a tough response to Russia's military advance into Ukraine and warned that Moscow could face economic penalties, diplomatic isolation and bolstered allied defenses in Europe unless it retreats.

  • Pro-Russian demonstrators march with a huge Russian flag during a protest in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Ukraine's acting interior minister says Interior Ministry troops and police have been put on high alert after dozens of men seized local government and legislature buildings in the Crimea region. The intruders raised a Russian flag over the parliament building in the regional capital, Simferopol, but didn't immediately voice any demands. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia scrambles jets

    Russia scrambled fighter jets to patrol its border and reportedly gave shelter to Ukraine's fugitive president as gunmen stormed government buildings in the strategic Crimea region and raised a Russian flag over the regional parliament Thursday, deepening the crisis for the new Ukrainian government even as it was being formed.

  • Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Ukraine to avoid violence against peaceful protesters or face consequences, as the United States considered joining European partners to impose sanctions aimed at ending deadly street clashes that are sparking fears of civil war.

  • Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest,  Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked a large opposition camp in Ukraine's capital on Tuesday that has been the center of nearly three months of anti-government protests after at least nine people were killed in street clashes. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ukrainian president calls truce after Obama’s, allies’ warnings; fighting continues next day

    Ukraine's president announced a truce Wednesday with opposition groups after clashes with riot police killed at least 26 people, violence that prompted President Obama and U.S. allies to warn of possible sanctions.

  • Ukraine fights spreading HIV epidemic

    Andrei Mandrykin, an inmate at Prison No. 85 outside Kiev, has HIV. He looks ghostly and much older than his 35 years. But Mandrykin is better off than tens of thousands of his countrymen, because is he receiving treatment amid what the World Health Organization says is the worst AIDS epidemic in Europe.

  • In this , Tuesday,  Feb. 1, 2011 photo Andrei, a 2-year-old HIV-positive boy in the Ukrainian city of Cherkassy hides his face in his hands as his mother Yelena, 33 embraces him in Cherkassy, Ukraine. Ukraine has Europe's worst AIDS epidemic _ and it risks getting much worse because of drug supply cuts blamed on government corruption and official harassment of AIDS groups and HIV-infected drug users, health experts warn.  (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    HIV patients out of drugs, harassed in Ukraine

    AIDS drugs turned Andrei from a sickly baby into an energetic toddler, who giggles as he goes sledding in his snow-covered backyard. But the health of the 2-year-old is again at risk _ he is out of his medication.

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