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  • SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine, April 14- Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine and instead seized more buildings as the government failed to follow through on a threatened military crackdown.

  • SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine, April 14- Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine and instead seized more buildings as the government failed to follow through on a threatened military crackdown.

  • SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine, April 14- Armed pro-Russian separatists seized more buildings in eastern Ukraine on Monday, expanding their control after the government failed to follow through on threatened military crackdown leaving Moscow's partisans essentially unopposed.

  • SLAVIANSK/ KIEV, April 14- Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialise.

  • SLAVIANSK/ KIEV, April 14- Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialise.

  • *Fears of further confrontation with Russia. SLAVIANSK/ KIEV, April 14- Ukraine's president on Monday threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in the east ignored an ultimatum to leave and another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters in the troubled region.

  • MOSCOW, April 14- Russian stocks and the rouble fell sharply on Monday as Ukraine prepared to fight pro-Russian rebels, heightening fears of Russian military intervention and more western sanctions against Moscow. "The escalation sharply increases risks of an all-out civil war in Ukraine," said Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts in a research note.

  • SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 14- Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation.

  • SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 14- Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces after Kiev gave pro-Russian separatists a 9 a.m. deadline to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation.

  • *Ukraine gives separatists until 0600 GMT Monday to lay down arms. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • Casualties reported as Ukraine readies offensive Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis

  • *NATO alarmed by well organised armed men in east Ukraine. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukraine's armed forces plan to launch a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, acting president Oleksander Turchinov said on Sunday, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • *NATO alarmed by well organised armed men in east Ukraine. SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from state buildings in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with dead reported on both sides as Kiev combatted what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.

  • *Kiev says security operation underway in city of Slaviansk. SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from state buildings in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with dead reported on both sides as Kiev combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.

  • *White House accused Moscow of fomenting instability. *Russia warns Kiev not to use force against militants.

  • *White House accused Moscow of fomenting instability. SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukraine's government said on Sunday it was sending security forces into the eastern city of Slaviansk where pro-Russian militants have seized control in what Kiev describes as an act of aggression by the Kremlin.

  • *Armed men seize buildings in eastern Ukraine. *Kiev says cut-off of Russian gas looking likely. KIEV/ MOSCOW, April 12- Armed men seized official buildings in a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and hoisted the Russian flag, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe into a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies across the continent.

  • *Armed men seize buildings in eastern Ukraine. *Kiev says cut-off of Russian gas looking likely.

  • *Ukraine says Russian gas price hike unacceptable. *Armed men seize buildings in eastern Ukraine. KIEV, April 12- Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city on Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies across the continent.

  • TRIPOLI, April 11- Libya may have averted a state collapse by striking a deal with eastern rebels to reopen occupied oil ports, but technical delays and simmering federalist dissent threaten to disrupt production once again.