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Crisis in Ukraine: What you need to know

Published On: Feb 19 2014 09:10:57 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 06 2014 12:34:31 PM EST

There have been several recent developments with the situation in Ukraine. Take a look at the fast-moving conflict and catch up on all the latest developments.

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REUTERS/Yves Herman

The United States escalated its response to Russia’s military and economic threats to Ukraine on Thursday, announcing it has imposed visa bans on officials and others deemed responsible for actions that have undermined Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The announcement came as the European Union was considering its own punitive measures and as Secretary of State John Kerry met for a second day with the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, on ways to defuse the Ukraine crisis, one of the most serious East-West confrontations since the Cold War.

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