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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

Members of the U.S. Army 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, unload Stryker Armored Vehicles at the railway station near the Rukla military base in Lithuania, on Oct. 4, 2014. (PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Against Russia's New Military Strategy, NATO Wavers as Lithuania Prepares

Protesters burn tires outside the Ukrainian Parliament building in Kiev, Sept. 16. (YURIY KIRNICHNY/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Prepares to Clean Up Its Bureaucracy