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Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to soldiers during a meeting at the headquarters of the antiterrorist operation of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in the Luhansk region on March 16.

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-- Russians living in Ukraine will be unable to vote in Russia's presidential election because access to Moscow's diplomatic missions will be blocked, Kyiv said March 16.

-- Ukraine's parliament has approved Yakiv Smoliy as the new chief of the National Bank.

-- Lawmaker and former Russian captive Nadia Savchenko has traded incendiary accusations with senior Ukrainian authorities, and faces possible arrest over what Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko alleged was a detailed plan for a devastating "terrorist" attack on parliament.

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

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Editor's Note: The Ukraine live blog will not be updated on Sunday, March 18, so that we may devote our resources to the Russian presidential vote and our Kremlin Countdown blog. Check back here tomorrow for more of our continuing coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

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That concludes our live blog for today. Please join us again tomorrow for more coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

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