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U.S. pledges $1 billion in aid to Ukraine
U.S. pledges $1 billion in aid to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine -- Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the fledgling Ukraine government, and the Obama administration announced with his arrival a $1-billion energy subsidy package. The fast-moving developments came as the United States readied economic sanctions amid worries that Moscow was ready to stretch its military reach further into the mainland of the former Soviet republic. Kerry arrived as the Ukraine government grapples with a Russian military takeover of Crimea, a strategic, mostly pro-Russian region in the country's southeast, and as Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wouldn't be deterred by economic sanctions imposed...

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