Mayor of Ukrainian City Shot; West Prepares More Sanctions

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Tensions are escalating in the Ukraine crisis.

A homemade bomb exploded near Ukrainian soldiers who were in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region Monday, killing one and injuring another, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said.

The mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv underwent emergency surgery after being shot in the back, city officials and police said Monday, amid continuing unrest in the region.

Russia is facing new sanctions for its alleged role in eastern Ukraine where new protests have ended in clashes.

CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports on the latest clashes between pro- and anti-Kiev protesters in eastern Ukraine.

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Anti-government gunmen show strength in E.Ukraine on Monday

Anti-government gunmen show strength in E.Ukraine on Monday

Tensions are escalating in the Ukraine crisis. CCTV's Kate Parkinson on the latest clashes between pro- and anti-Kiev protesters in eastern Ukraine.
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The mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, has been hospitalized after someone shot him in the back. Some argue that the mayor has angered people on both sides of the conflict. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg explains.

Kharkiv mayor hospitalized after shooting

Kharkiv mayor hospitalized after shooting

The mayor of Kharkiv is hospitalized after someone shot him in the back. Kharkiv is Ukraine's second largest city. It is embroiled in the eastern region's pro-independence movement. The mayor has angered people on both sides of the conflict. CCTV's Roee Ruttenberg explains.
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Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov has voiced his, “disgust,” at new sanctions announced by the United States. The sanctions against seven more high-ranking Russian government officials and seventeen companies are punishment for what Washington sees as Russia’s fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied orchestrating the unrest and has dismissed sanctions, though economists have been worried by their impact on the Russian economy. CCTV’s Tom Barton reports.

New US sanctions on Russian officials& companies

New US sanctions on Russian officials& companies

Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov has voiced his, "disgust," at new sanctions announced by the United States. The sanctions against seven more high ranking Russian government officials and seventeen companies is punishment for what Washington sees as Russia's fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied orchestrating the unrest and has dismissed sanctions, though economists have been worried by their knock on effects on the Russian economy. Tom Barton reports.
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The U.S. and Europe levied the new sanctions Monday, targeting additional people and companies linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

CCTV’s Jessica Stone has been following these developments.

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

Russia is facing new sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The US and Europe levied the new sanctions Monday... targeting additional people and companies linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. CCTV's Jessica Stone has been following these developments.
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James George Jatras, a veteran government relations and public advocacy specialist, and the deputy director of the American Institute in Ukraine, joined CCTV to discuss the Ukraine Crisis.

Interview with James George Jatras on Ukraine Crisis

Interview with James George Jatras on Ukraine Crisis

James George Jatras, a veteran government relations and public advocacy specialist, and the deputy director of the American Institute in Ukraine, joined CCTV on more on Ukraine Crisis.
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