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East-West standoff in Ukraine hardens, EU seeks to mediate

An East-West standoff over Ukraine hardened as the pro-Western opposition demanded the dismissal of the pro-Russia government after parliament rejected an earlier no-confidence motion, and turned down overtures for resolving a fiercely-disputed presidential vote. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana meanwhile flew to Kiev in an effort to mediate and a Ukrainian opposition spokeswoman said he would be joined by Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski, as Russian President Vladimir Putin again warned against “foreign pressure” in defusing the crisis.Full Story

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