US condemns 'reign of terror' in Crimea, east Ukraine

An old woman and a young girl clean their shoes before entering a Soviet-era bomb shelter near Donetsk's airport on March 6, 2015, where about 45 refugees still live, some with no place else to go, others still fearing shellingThe top US diplomat for Europe declared that Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine were subject to a “reign of terror”, blaming Russia for a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives. “Even as Ukraine is building a peaceful, democratic, independent nation across 93 percent of its territory, Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine are suffering a reign of terror,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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