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Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

Follow all of the latest developments as they happen.

Preparations continue apace for the staging of next month's Eurovision Song Contest at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv.


Final Summary For April 29

-- Ukraine has started recovering an estimated $1.5 billion in assets allegedly stolen from the Kyiv government by ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych and his associates.

-- Kyiv says that Russia's effort to have international authorities arrest and extradite former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is "politically motivated."

-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia on May 2 for talks on the wars in Syria and Ukraine and other issues.

*NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Kyiv (GMT/UTC +3)

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We are now closing the live blog for today, but we'll be back again tomorrow morning to follow all the latest developments. Until then, you can catch up with all our other Ukraine coverage here.

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From a former NATO deputy secretary-general:

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