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liveLive Blog: Ukraine In Crisis


Supporters of Liverpool FC and Real Madrid mingle in a special fan zone in Kyiv, which tonight is hosting the final of the Champions League, European soccer's premier competition.

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-- A European media watchdog has criticized Ukraine for putting Russian state news agency RIA Novosti on a sanctions list that bars the news outlet from operating in Ukraine.

-- Researchers from the British-based group Bellingcat have published a report that, for the first time, establishes what they say is the involvement of a high-ranking Russian military intelligence officer in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over eastern Ukraine in 2014.

-- Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok says the Netherlands and Australia will hold Russia legally responsible for shooting down MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014.

-- Earlier, a Dutch-led international criminal investigation concluded that the Buk missile that shot down MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade.

-- The Australian parents of a man killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down in 2014 say they want the truth to come out but stress that they blame the Russian leadership and not the people for the tragedy.

-- French President Emanuel Macron has told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that EU sanctions on Russia will not be lifted unless progress is made on the situation in eastern Ukraine.

Time stamps on the blog refer to local time in Ukraine

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It looks like the U.K. ambassador is being pretty hands-on today:

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