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Live Blog: UN Backs Ukraine Integrity


Ukraine's acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya speaks to the UN General Assembly on March 27.

Ukraine's acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya speaks to the UN General Assembly on March 27.

Summary

Final Summary For March 27

-- The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution that affirms Ukraine's territorial integrity.

-- The IMF has announced "a staff-level agreement" with Kyiv on assistance of $14 billion-$18 billion in conjunction with a reform program that will "unlock" up to $27 billion over the next two years, pending final approval next month. Tthe U.S. Congress has also passed an aid bill for Ukraine.

-- Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko has announced plans to run for president.

-- Members of the Right Sector have been holding a demonstration outside the Ukrainian parliament building to vent their anger at the killing of prominent member Oleksander Muzychko earlier in the week.

-- Six Ukrainian military officers detained by pro-Russian troops in Crimea have been released, including Colonel Yuliy Mamchur, but five others are still being held captive.

-- Anonymous sources quoted by CNN say U.S. intelligence "concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine."

-- U.S. President Barack Obama, in the keynote speech of his visit to Europe, chided Russia for its use of "brute force" in Ukraine and vowed that a determined alliance of the United States and Europe will prevail over time.


*NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Kyiv
22:22 27.3.2014
Barring any dramatic developments, we're now shutting down the live blog for March 27. Before we go, we'll leave you with a brief item from RFE/RL's newsdesk on the Right Sector demonstration in Kyiv:

Members of the Right Sector movement have been holding a demonstration outside the Ukrainian parliament building.

The group gathered to vent their anger at the killing of prominent Right Sector member Oleksander Muzychko earlier in the week.

The protesters were reportedly chanting "Tribunal!" and demanding the resignation of the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

Muzychko was killed in unclear circumstances as police commandos were attempting to detain him.

Estimates of the crowd size range from several hundred to more than 1,000.
(ITAR-TASS)
21:52 27.3.2014
21:28 27.3.2014
21:08 27.3.2014
There seems to be a pretty big rally in Kyiv right now in response to the killing of prominent Right Sector member Oleksandr Muzychko:

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