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Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

Follow all of the latest developments as they happen.


An opening ceremony for a memorial in honor of National Guard soldiers in Kherson on March 26

An opening ceremony for a memorial in honor of National Guard soldiers in Kherson on March 26

Summary

Latest News For March 27, 2017

-- Ukraine's Defense Ministry said a military helicopter has crashed in the eastern Donbas region, killing five people aboard.

-- The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has confirmed the identity of the suspected gunman in the assassination in Kyiv on March 23 of a former Russian lawmaker who fled last year to Ukraine.

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

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Here is today's map of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, according to the National Security and Defense Council:

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