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A wounded man lies on the ground following violence from separatists in Donetsk yesterday. Photo: Roland Oliphant

Ukraine Liveblog Day 71: EU and Canada Follow US with New Round of Sanctions

After yesterday’s violence in Donetsk and the shooting of Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes, the situation is extremely volatile in south-east Ukraine today. The European Union and Canada have followed the United States in announcing new waves of sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials involved in both the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of south-east Ukraine.

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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An interactive map of the situation:


View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map

For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

Here is a live stream from the Regional State Administration in Luhansk, which is being stormed by separatists:



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