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April 12, 2014


Pro-Russian Protests Spread in Eastern Ukraine

"Pro-Russia protests spread Saturday in eastern Ukraine as armed men, some in unmarked, military-style uniforms, moved to commandeer more government buildings--a dramatic escalation that the Ukrainian government and Washington tied to Moscow," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The White House said Saturday it was concerned about the recent events and warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against using them as a pretext for seizing more Ukrainian territory."

New York Times: "The demands of the pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine keep shifting between outright secession and greater autonomy within Ukraine. But calls for unity with Russia now seem to predominate, heightening concerns in the West that Moscow is orchestrating the disorder to create a pretext for an invasion. Russian troops have been massed for weeks near the Ukrainian border."












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