Sergei Lavrov calls for an amnesty for protesters in Ukraine and says a broad national dialogue to resolve the crisis must start immediately Ukraine MFA: Geneva meet ended, agreed on a joint statmnt on immed de-escalation in the east rgns of Ukraine: good&promising start President Obama OKs more non-lethal aid to Ukrainian military, U.S. defense secretary says. Hundreds of riot police to protect prounity rally on Donetsk Commander: police force under control of Kyiv Ukraine Gunmen on road to SlovyanskAll four parties: Kerry, Lavrov, Deshchytsia, Ashton entering sixth hour of talks, aimed at producing joint statement in Geneva on Ukraine Gunmen at Donetsk city councilUkraine has banned Russian and Crimean men age 16-60 ( women 20-35) from entering the country, @aeroflot says 100+ anti-Kyiv protestors with Donetsk flags are reportedly headed to airport, their number growing all the time Sergei Shevchenko, pro Russia protestor, injured in clash w/ Ukraine soldiers in Mariupol. A decline in oil prices to $80 will not have serious consequences for Russian economy - PutinPutin does not see it as necessary to send Russian troops to eastern Ukraine Traces of tonight's fighting in Mariupol fReal danger of a new division of Europe - FM Steinmeier's interview w/ Swiss daily @NZZ on Ukraine+the EU policy Putin: Russian troops oversaw security during Crimean referendum Meeting of the Russia, USA, EU, Ukraine in Geneva 'They were setting us on fire', says Berkut fighter to PutinPutin praises Ukraine special forces Berkut as "honest, very professional, dignified." They deserve respect. Russia Russian host introduces Crimea Berkut fighteras a hero to Putin. Putin agrees Militants in Mariupol asked to turn off cameraPutin admits there were Russian soldiers in Crimea: "Our forces had to stand behind the local self-defense forces."Putin: No Russian troops are in East Ukraine Putin asked why it looked like Russia had been long ready to send troops to Crimea. Replies it wasnt planned in advance, acted on the fly Map of the cities in which government buildings occupied by pro-Russian militantsTurchynov in Rada: 25 airborne brigade will be disbanded, its commandos will be persecuted for giving away weapons 3 armed men stand between Ukrainian military vehicles and civilians blocking the convoy's advance near Slovyansk. Disconsolate Ukraine soldiers at Kramatorsk - they didn't want to fight. Party of Regions emergency conference in Donetsk. Nelya Shtepa, at right, said "there are no winners in a civil war" Tomorrow 10:00 CET, emergency OSCE meet re Russia troop buildup near Ukraine after Canada & Estonia invoke Chap. 3 of Vienna Doc. Ukraine's parliament has begun a closed session with the heads of security agencies

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17 April 2014
Hundreds of riot police to protect prounity rally on Donetsk Commander: police force under control of Kyiv Ukraine
Gunmen on road to Slovyansk
Gunmen at Donetsk city council
Sergei Shevchenko, pro Russia protestor, injured in clash w/ Ukraine soldiers in Mariupol.
Traces of tonight's fighting in Mariupol f
Meeting of the Russia, USA, EU, Ukraine in Geneva
'They were setting us on fire', says Berkut fighter to Putin
Russian host introduces Crimea Berkut fighteras a hero to Putin. Putin agrees
Militants in Mariupol asked to turn off camera
Map of the cities in which government buildings occupied by pro-Russian militants
3 armed men stand between Ukrainian military vehicles and civilians blocking the convoy's advance near Slovyansk.
Disconsolate Ukraine soldiers at Kramatorsk - they didn't want to fight.
Party of Regions emergency conference in Donetsk. Nelya Shtepa, at right, said "there are no winners in a civil war"