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Ukraine crisis EXCLUSIVE: US and Europe planning to ‘cut off’ Russia’s gas supply
Britain is drawing up plans with the US and other European countries to “disarm” the threat of President Vladimir Putin using Russian gas and oil supplies as “a weapon” against Ukraine and its Eastern European neighbours.
Ukraine crisis: Russian victory parade buoyed by Crimea
Russia has held a huge parade to mark 69 years since the Soviets defeated the Nazis, amid a surge of patriotism over the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia rebel vote to go ahead
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have decided to go ahead with an independence referendum on Sunday, despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone it.
Ukraine crisis: Troops ‘recaptures Mariupol city hall’
Ukrainian government forces have retaken the city hall in the south-eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russia separatists, officials say.
The Kiev interior ministry says rebels who had seized the building last week have left, but some local reports later said they were attempting to return.
Europe ministers hope for boost on Ukraine elections
European foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, where the authorities have launched a crackdown on pro-Russian separatists.
Ukraine crisis: Rebels ‘retreating’ in Sloviansk
Pro-Russian militants just outside Sloviansk are retreating amid attacks by Ukrainian troops, reports say.
Government forces have taken a TV tower in the suburbs and rebels were pulling back deeper into the city, the Russian Interfax news agency said.
Ukrainian PM blames security forces for Odessa deaths as Kiev’s troops surround Slovyansk
Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister has said the country’s security forces are to blame for the deaths of over 40 people in Odessa – the vast majority pro-Russian protesters – as they failed to maintain order in the southern city.
Ukraine unrest: Abducted OSCE observers freed
Five Ukrainian officers captured with the observers, who are linked to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, were also freed.