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An elderly woman and a boy pose with assault rifles during celebrations of Russia's Defender of the Fatherland Day in Simferopol on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea on February 23. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)

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-- The commander of Ukraine's armed forces has warned of possible "wide-scale aggression" by Russia against his country.

-- Ukraine's border service has banned Mikheil Saakashvili from entering Ukraine for three years, days after he was expelled from the country.

-- Several female Ukrainian journalists say police officers forced them to undress and undergo invasive security checks in order to attend a Kyiv court hearing where President Petro Poroshenko testified via video link.

-- European Union diplomats have told RFE/RL that the asset freezes and visa bans on 150 Russian officials and Moscow-backed Ukrainian have been extended.

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

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EDITOR'S NOTE: We have started a fresh Ukraine live blog as of September 2, 2017. Find the archived entries here.

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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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