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Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

Follow all of the latest developments as they happen.


Orthodox priests lead a procession in Kyiv this week in honor of those who died during the Euromaidan protests of 2014.

Orthodox priests lead a procession in Kyiv this week in honor of those who died during the Euromaidan protests of 2014.

Summary

Final Summary for February 22

-- Two U.S. lawmakers say the time has come for the United States to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to better defend itself against Moscow-backed separatists, saying that a "confrontational" Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of easing the pressure on Kyiv.

-- Thousands of activists have marched in Kyiv to honor protesters who were killed during the pro-European Maidan demonstrations in 2013-14 and to challenge the government.

-- The Russian authorities in the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea have sentenced 11 Crimean Tatars to five days of administrative arrest after convicting them of holding an illegal public gathering.

* NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Kyiv (GMT/UTC +2)

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This ends our live blogging for February 22. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our continuing coverage.

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In today's Daily Vertical, Brian Whitmore discusses The Human Cost Of Putin's War:

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Two U.S. lawmakers called on the United States to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine so it can better defend itself against Russia-back separatists in the east of the country. During an interview with RFE/RL in Kyiv on February 22, Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-Illinois) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (Democrat-Illinois) also called on U.S. President Donald Trump show clear support for Ukraine. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

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Ukrainian activists marched through the center of Kyiv to honor protesters who were killed in antigovernment demonstrations three years ago. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

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