Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis
Follow all of the latest developments as they happen.
May 26, 2016
Nadia Savchenko speaks to reporters after her liberation from a Russian prison and return to Kyiv on May 25.
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Final News Summary For May 26
-- Russia says the release of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko after nearly two years in captivity is unlikely to help improve Moscow's relations with the European Union.
-- EU Council President Donald Tusk says he is "quite sure" that the bloc will renew its economic sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine "in the next two or three weeks without huge discussions."
-- With Russia's release of Savchenko, who returned to a hero's welcome in Kyiv, attention now shifts to the fate of other Ukrainians jailed in Russia on charges their supporters say are dubious.
* NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Kyiv (GMT/UTC +3)
That concludes our live-blogging of the Ukraine crisis for Thursday, May 26. Check back here tomorrow for more of our continuing coverage.
Here is today's map of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, according to the National Security and Defense Council (CLICK TO ENLARGE):
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