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Tensions rise in Ukraine, more sanctions considered for Russia Updated: 2014-04-15 22:01:50 KST

The unrest continues in eastern Ukraine.
The deadline for pro-Russian protesters to leave Ukraine came and went with no withdrawal.
Instead, the protesters took control of yet another government building on Monday.
This time a police station in Horlivka.

"If they don't give us a chance to hold a referendum, we'll force them to give it to us, because a referendum is the utmost form of democracy. That's it."

At least 10 cities or towns in eastern Ukraine are occupied
prompting the EU and the U.S. to threaten greater sanctions including trade sanctions on Russia over its actions.
The White House said it had urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to tell his pro-Moscow protesters to leave the occupied buildings in eastern Ukraine.
Putin denies any interference in the region, but the West isn't buying it.

"There is very little doubt, there can't really be any real doubt, that this is something that has been planned and brought about by Russia. The forces involved are well-armed, well-trained, well-coordinated"

As fears of an all-out civil war increase in Kiev, leaders from the EU, U.S., Russia and Ukraine are set to hold talks in Geneva on Thursday in hopes to finding a diplomatic solution.
Connie Lee, Arirang News.


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