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The Diane Rehm Show: Crisis in the Ukraine

Diane and her guests discuss the political crisis in Ukraine. Weekdays 9-11 a.m. on NPR 89.1 FM/1550 AM.

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The Political Crisis In Ukraine
The spiraling tensions in a nation torn between the West and Russia today took a severe new turn when Ukraine's interim president Oleksandr Turchynov accused Russian soldiers and local pro-Kremlin militia of staging raids on Crimea's main airport and another base on the southwest of the peninsula where pro-Moscow sentiments run high. Crimea is the new flash point in the conflict over how strongly Ukraine should align itself with Russia. Latest developments and analysis of the political crisis in Ukraine.

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The Diane Rehm Show

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