RUSSIA/UKRAINE

Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Kiev in hopes of brokering peace deal

NATO general warns of further Russian aggression (The Washington Post)

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — U.S. and Ukrainian officials warned Sunday that Russia may be poised to expand its territorial conquest into eastern Ukraine and beyond, with a senior NATO official saying that Moscow might even order its troops to cross Ukraine to reach Moldova.

The warnings came as Russia was finalizing its takeover of Ukrainian military bases in Crimea, the peninsula it occupied at the start of March and subsequently annexed.

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