A group of pro-Russia Crimean cossacks and militiamen surround government buildings in Crimea on March 6, the same day the autonomous republic's parliament voted to hold a referendum March 16 on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. [more]
Kharkiv Mayor Hennadiy Kernes, who heads Ukraine's second largest city with more than 1.5 million people, walks into his vast office from the back door this week, stares at his Apple computer screen and says “Let's start.” [more]
It was a safe house turned into a press center where Donetsk's self-proclaimed governor gathered international journalists to say a word about his separatist aims for the nation's most populous oblast, with 10 percent of Ukraine's population, in the nation's industrial heartland. [more]
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