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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (left) and the commander of the Western Military District, Anatoly Sidorov arrive to watch military exercises near St. Petersburg. Russia has shown off its new arsenal as it masses near Ukraine. (RIA-Novosti via Associated Press)

    Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear

    Elite Russian troops are displaying a new arsenal of body armor, individual weapons, armor-piercing ammunition and collar radios — a menu of essential gear that gives them a big tactical advantage against a lesser-equipped Ukrainian army.

  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame over Easter Sunday shootout

    Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union, first by annexing Crimea and then by swallowing the Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine.

  • 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)

    Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

    Ukrainian prime minister accuses Putin of moving to restore Soviet Union

    Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union, first by annexing Crimea and then by swallowing the Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine.

  • 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.

  • Flowers from the Netherlands decorate St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate an Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks to lawmakers during a session at the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

    Ukraine PM vows to find 'bastards' behind anti-Semitic fliers

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Sunday that he has ordered his forces to find and bring to justice those responsible for handing out leaflets ordering Jews to register in the eastern city of Donetsk.

  • FILE - This April 17, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. During his upcoming trip to Asia, the president and the region's leaders will be keeping close watch on the Russian troops amassed on Ukraine's border and the status of a tenuous diplomatic deal aimed at keeping those forces at bay. In Asia, the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis is being viewed through the prism of the region's own territorial disputes China. Japan and the Philippines _ two of the four countries Obama will visit _ are locked in tense disputes with Beijing over islands in the South and East China Seas and will be seeking reassurances that the U.S. would back them if the conflicts boiled over. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.

  • An US F16 fighter jet takes off from a Romanian air base in Campia Turzii, Romania, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops are taking part in the Dacian Viper 2014 joint military exercise in Transylvania, northwestern Romania flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets of the U.S. 31st Fighter Wing alongside Romanian Mig-21 Lancers.The weeklong exercise, the fourth of its kind, was planned before Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea, according to officials.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Flying blind: Russia blocks U.S. from treaty-approved spy flights

    The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials.

  • 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.

  • Blokhin resigns as Dynamo Kiev coach

    Former Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has resigned from his job in charge of Dynamo Kiev following a 2-0 loss to bitter rival Shakhtar Donetsk in the domestic league.

  • Soldiers of the Ukrainian Army react as they sit a top combat vehicles as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The central government has so far been unable to rein in the insurgents, who it says are being stirred up by paid operatives from Russia and have seized numerous government facilities in at least nine eastern cities to press their demands for broader autonomy and closer ties with Russia. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

    With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

  • Soldiers of the Ukrainian Army react as they sit a top combat vehicles as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The central government has so far been unable to rein in the insurgents, who it says are being stirred up by paid operatives from Russia and have seized numerous government facilities in at least nine eastern cities to press their demands for broader autonomy and closer ties with Russia. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Pro-Russian forces storm Ukraine national guard base; 3 killed

    Three pro-Russian fighters are dead after they and about 300 of their colleagues stormed onto a national guard base in the eastern segment of Ukraine, sparking a gun battle in their quest to take control of the Mariupol property.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

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