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  1. Western and Russian Officials Promote Calm Over Ukraine

    U.S. and Russian leaders are looking to smooth ruffled feathers in the wake of Ukraine’s political crisis. European and U.S. diplomats visited Ukraine and pledged their support on Tuesday, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his nation’s non-intervention policy would continue. But Russia did warn other states against trying to find “unilateral advantages” in Ukraine, as Putin ordered a combat readiness drill. The interim Ukrainian leadership voted in favor of trying fugitive and former president Viktor Yanukovych at the International Criminal Court for the deaths of more than 100 protesters. 

    Sources: BBCNYTAl Jazeera, USA Today

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