U.S. Condemns Russian Move at UN, Reassures Kyiv: Ukraine Update

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(Bloomberg) — The U.S. led condemnation of Russia’s actions at the United Nations, after President Vladimir Putin’s decision to officially recognize two self-proclaimed separatist republics in eastern Ukraine escalated tensions with the West.

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