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Agence France-Presse in Kiev

Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.

Ukraine says Russia has thousands of troops in its conflict-ravaged east and has vowed to boost its own military capacity, ratcheting up tensions after Kiev pledged to make joining Nato a priority.

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Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late on Tuesday, hours after US Vice-President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic.

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In normal times, Grushevsky Street is one of the nicest avenues in Ukraine's capital Kiev. But now its cobblestones have been ripped out by demonstrators to use as weapons in their stand-off with police.