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Report: Russia starts pulling diplomatic staff from Ukraine

Russia's flag is no longer flying over the embassy building in Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia’s state Tass news agency reported Wednesday that Russia has started evacuating personnel from all of its diplomatic facilities in Ukraine. Moscow has an embassy in Kyiv and consulates in Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv. The Tass…

Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine demands not met

Russia has demanded guarantees that NATO will never admit Ukraine into the alliance

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has warned it would quickly take “retaliatory measures” if the U.S. and its allies reject its security demands and continue their “aggressive” policies. The statements Wednesday ratcheted up pressure on the West amid concerns that Moscow…