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  1. Putin Seeking Eastern Ukraine ‘State’ 

    Just days after warning the West not to “mess with” a nuclear-armed Russia, its cagey leader is calling for talks on “statehood” for eastern Ukraine to ensure that its citizens’ rights are protected. The demand comes in the wake of Europe threatening a fresh round of sanctions. Arizona Sen. John McCain and other American politicians, meanwhile, are calling for the U.S. to send weapons to help Ukraine battle a Russian “invasion” that is looking more and more like its Crimean annexation.

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