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Sep 1, 2014 — Russian and Ukrainian officials are meeting today with Russia-backed separatists and international monitors, but the sides remain far apart and the fighting continues in the eastern part of Ukraine.
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Aug 31, 2014 — The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.
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Aug 31, 2014 — Russian-backed fighters are reportedly preparing to launch an assault on the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with armored Russian columns crossing the border into Ukraine.
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Aug 30, 2014 — Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, the Ukrainian president says Kiev is "close to the point of no return," over Moscow's direct support of separatists.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Kiev was sending a bill to parliament to get the process rolling. Meanwhile, NATO held an emergency meeting to discuss further Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory.
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Aug 28, 2014 — A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims that its troops mistakenly entered Ukraine.
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Aug 28, 2014 — The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.
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Aug 28, 2014 — The president's remarks came the same day Ukraine said Russian troops entered its territory. The conflict has resulted in the worst tensions between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.
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Aug 26, 2014 — The hope is that the talks between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko lead to a cease-fire between Ukraine and separatists in the eastern part of the country.
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Aug 25, 2014 — Petro Poroshenko said fresh elections would be held Oct. 26. The move comes as his country continues to accuse Russia of backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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