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  • Pro-Russian militants and activists demonstrate in Lenin Square on May 18, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Supporters of the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk People's Republic' have denounced the upcoming Ukranian presidential elections scheduled for May 25.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces to return to their permanent bases after drills in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : May 19, 2014, 6:22 AM EDT
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  • A group of miners rally in front of the regional administration building, which is occupied by pro-Russian protesters, to support a movement for greater autonomy from the government in Kiev on May 7, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

    Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have said they will not postpone a referendum on independence planned for Sunday after Russian President Vladimir Putin urged a delay.

    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
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  • BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 15: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (2nd, L) attends a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at Diaoyutai Guesthouse on April 15, 2014 in Beijing, China. Lavrov is on a one-day visit to China. Credit Pool/Getty Images

    Russia's foreign minister has ruled out holding fresh talks to defuse the Ukraine crisis, unless pro-Russian opposition groups are involved.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
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  • Russian activist blockade following an assault by the Ukrainian army on May 3, 2014 in Kramatovsk, Ukraine.

    Pro-Russian militiamen battled Ukrainian government forces Monday in the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing at least four troops and shooting down a military helicopter, the government said.

    LAST UPDATE : May 05, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT
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  • Tires burn at a pro-Russian activist blockade following an assault by the Ukrainian army on May 3, 2014 in Kramatovsk, Ukraine.

    Pro-Russian rebels just outside Sloviansk are retreating amid attacks by Ukrainian troops, reports say. Almost continuous heavy gunfire could be heard, apparently closer to the center than in recent days.

    LAST UPDATE : May 05, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT
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