A pro-Russian separatist guards a checkpoint in the breakaway Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. (Source: CNN)
Ukrainians have seen a change in national government, the loss of Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine, and national elections all in the past five months. (Source: WikimediaCommons)
New Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko has vowed to crush the rebellion in eastern Ukraine. (Source: MGN Online)
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The tensions between Ukraine, Russia and the U.S. have increased after a passenger airliner crashed in an region controlled of pro-Russian rebels.
The U.S. will sanction Russia after weeks of tension between Ukraine and Russia. Crimea voted to become a Russian region, while pro-Russian protestors continue to seize buildings in the eastern part of Ukraine.