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People pass an electoral tent Oct. 22 at Lenin Square in Slovyansk. (DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine's New Government Trapped by Old Problems

EU commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn (2L) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (2R) stand by a model of the world's first new-build LNG floating storage regasification unit in November 2013. (PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Hold on the Baltics Loosens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (bottom L), Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L), French President Francois Hollande (3rd R) and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (R) attend a meeting on Oct. 17, 2014 in Milan. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine and Russia Move Closer to an Interim Natural Gas Deal