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Crimean Tatars shout slogans and hold banner which reads: “No War” during the pro-Ukraine rally in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Monday, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)


Opinion: Turkey’s Options in Crimea

Opinion: Turkey’s Options in Crimea

The Crimean peninsula’s intrusion into a crisis of Russian creation after losing a political ally in Ukraine is not new to the Russians, nor to other countries in the region. Russia now appears to be maneuvering to mobilize backers in Crimea to carry out an...
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A file picture dated January 22, 2014 shows members of the Ukrainian riot police unit, the Berkut, attacking protesters during an anti-government protest in downtown Kiev. (EPA/Alexei Furman)


Ukraine disbands police unit accused of violence

Ukraine disbands police unit accused of violence

Kiev, AP—Ukraine’s acting interior minister on Wednesday ordered the disbandment of a feared riot police force that many accuse of attacks on protesters during the country’s three-month political turmoil. Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page that he has...