ban ki-moon

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UKRAINE ASSAULT

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Russia ordered new military exercises on the border of Ukraine and warned of "consequences" after Kiev launched a deadly assault against pro-Kremlin rebels occupying the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, in an escalation of the crisis. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine, raising fears that Russian troops may move into Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukraine's president has vowed to see through the military operation, telling Russia to "stop interfering" in the former Soviet republic, and declaring that Kiev would not yield to "the terrorist threat". UN chief Ban Ki-moon also warned the crisis threatened to "spin out of control" and urged all sides to "refrain from violence".