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After Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014, UEFA banned Crimean clubs from moving to the Russian league and instead authorized them to set up their own competition.
Nationalists accused of complicity in the murder of Ukrainian Jews have received honors from state authorities for their fight against Russia.
Of the 3,100 Russian-speaking Birthright participants who visited Israel this summer, 800 were Ukrainian and 1,800 were Russian.
Sanctions could come by Monday; separatists seize international mediators, Russian aircraft enters Ukraine airspace.
A third stage of sanctions would involve trade and economic sanctions against Moscow due to its failure to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine.
Pro-Russian separatist leader says reporter is "not a hostage but our guest"; Israeli Foreign Ministry "looking into the matter."
By HERB KEINON,REUTERS
US president tells Moscow troops needed to withdraw from Ukraine's border to defuse tensions.
After Obama sanctions Russian officials connected to annexation of Crimea, Putin hits back by targeting US lawmakers.
The attack on a Ukrainian military base comes after President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty making Crimea part of Russia.
Senior administration officials say penalties the most comprehensive sanctions applied to Russia since the end of the Cold War.
Crimea votes 97-percent in favor of annexation to Russia in referendum; EU expected to levy sanctions to defend Ukraine.
Crimea votes 96-percent in favor of annexation with Russia in referendum; Obama threatens Putin with additional sanctions.
Offenders on the "Magnitsky list" may have their assets frozen, among other sanctions; Ukraine PM warns Russia against further escalation.
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