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Apr 24, 2014

Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.

Lavrov’s comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for the pro-Western government, and a warning to Russia not to interfere in Ukraine.

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Ukraine’s leaders say have U.S. backing to take on “aggressors”

KIEV, April 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government said on
Wednesday the United States had promised to stand by it in the
face of aggression, and announced that it would press ahead with
a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups.

After a lull for the Easter religious holiday, officials in
Kiev decided to renew what they call an “anti-terrorist
operation” against separatist militias who have seized control
of about a dozen public buildings in eastern Ukraine.

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      "Editor for political and general news across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 21 years with Reuters, have reported widely on conflict, elections, society, economics, culture and sport from postings in Paris, Moscow, Berlin, London, Baghdad and Jerusalem."
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