As Biden lands, Russia warns Kiev to back off

By Will Englund, William Booth, Scott Wilson, April 21, 2014

MOSCOW — Russia warned Monday that Ukraine’s government is igniting a civil war in the eastern regions of the country, and it said Moscow is prepared to step in if those efforts do not stop.

Ukrainian officials said Moscow has already stepped in — and that is the problem. Mounting photographic evidence suggests that Russian special forces have been active in eastern Ukraine for at least the past week, in support of pro-Russian militants.

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