Despite six hours of talks, the U.S. and Russia found “no common vision” Friday over the crisis in Ukraine, where residents in the country’s strategic Crimean region are holding a secession vote this weekend.
Hundreds of members of the radical ultranationalist group, the Right Sector, continue to patrol central streets and occupy buildings in Kiev, while some more radical members have burst into regional government offices, brandishing rifles, harassing bureaucrats and even punching a prosecutor.
KIEV, Ukraine — Shoppers in the center of Kiev were out of luck one recent afternoon: A clothing store and a cell phone shop were occupied by black-clad men in masks, and bulletproof vests. Not far away, toughs from the same group patrolled a major Kiev hotel, scaring visitors with their baseball bats, handguns and balaclavas. Several weeks