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Ukraine: The Latest as of Monday Evening

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Posted on Mar 3, 2014

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For those trying to stay on top of the latest news out of Eurasia, here are some breaking stories from Monday, all in one place.

Deposed Ukrainian leader asks Putin for troops: Russia (via AFP)

Ukraine’s deposed president Viktor Yanukovych formally asked Moscow to deploy Russian troops to re-establish law and order in his country, Russia told the UN Security Council on Monday. Russia’s ambassador said Yanukovych sent the written request to…

Russian TV beats war drum on home front (via GlobalPost)

MOSCOW, Russia — Ukraine’s new authorities are an ultranationalist, neo-fascist gang who’ve seized power with covert Western support and are bent on marauding Russian-speaking southeastern Ukraine and forcing its peaceful citizens into submission…

G7 leaders condemn Russian ‘violation’, Ukraine mobilises army (via AFP)

Leaders of the G7 industrial powers on Sunday condemned Russia’s “clear violation” of Ukraine’s sovereignty, as the UN rushed its deputy chief over to assess a crisis assuming Cold War proportions. Kiev warned it was on the brink of disaster and called…

—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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