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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told KERA Tuesday that the United States should help the Ukrainians repel Russian aggression by giving them weapons.

Exploring The Roots Of The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Jul 23, 2014
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When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down, the world’s attention was once again drawn to the crisis in Ukraine. 

Today on Think, Serhii Plokhy, Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University, talked about the origins of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. 

PBS NewsHour

At the White House, President Obama spoke this afternon about sanctions the U.S. will impose on Russia and a number of companies based there. Here's NPR's news story.

And here's the PBS NewsHour feed of the president's speech.

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More than 100,000 people have fled Ukraine for Russia this year, the United Nation’s refugee agency reported on Friday. In Plano, though, there’s a church where kids from both countries play side by side in a summer camp.

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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, a Fort Worth Democrat, believes the United States can counter Russia’s insurgency in the Ukraine without deep military involvement.

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For the last several weeks, reverberations from the upheaval in Ukraine have been felt here in North Texas, where several thousand Ukrainians have settled. 

At Plano's River of Life church, the congregation includes people from 15 Russian-speaking countries. Balancing those divergent views is a challenge for pastor Leonid Regheta. In this week's Friday Conversation, he sat down with Rick Holter, KERA's vice president of news, to talk about handling the conflict from the pulpit.