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Ukrainian acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (right) welcomes U.S. Vice President Joe Biden before their meeting in Kyiv today.
15:49 29.3.2014
Speaking on March 27, political analyst Taras Kuzio warns that Petro Poroshenko has been a political chameleon for most of his career:
15:19 29.3.2014
More on Crimean Tatar's plans to seek autonomy. Via Reuters:
BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea, March 29 (Reuters) - The leader of Crimean Tatars proposed on Saturday that the 300,000-strong indigenous Muslim minority seek autonomy on the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Ukraine by Russia.

Speaking to more than 200 delegates gathered for the top Crimean Tatars' assembly, Refat Chubarov said: "In the life of every nation there comes a time when it must make decisions that will determine its future."

"I ask you to approve ... the start of political and legal procedures aimed at creating ethnic and territorial autonomy of the Crimean Tatars of their historic territory of Crimea."

He did not specify whether he wanted the region, if it obtains autonomy, to be part of Russia or Ukraine.

Crimea's Tatars met in their historic capital Bakhchisaray to decide whether to hold a referendum among their people to determine their future.

Such a vote would be a challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin who incorporated the region into Russia after Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine following the overthrow in February of Ukraine's pro-Russian president.

Crimean Tatars largely boycotted that referendum, which the West said was illegitimate.

"Nobody asked us, the Crimean Tatars ... in what conditions we want to live," Chubarov told Reuters this week.

15:15 29.3.2014
When Oleksandr met Alyaksandr - The photo-op:

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Tymoshenko says prison experience has brought her closer to the people:
15:10 29.3.2014
Some skepticism about Tymoshenko's newfound antipathy for oligarchs from Channel 5's Myroslava Petsa:
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