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March 3rd, 2014
10:54 PM ET

24 hours of tension in Ukraine

Gunmen on the streets, tanks on the ground and plenty of uncertainty in the air. Anderson takes a look back at the last 24 hours in Ukraine. He speaks to men in Kiev who say they are ready to go to the front lines and fight Russia.

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March 3rd, 2014
10:49 PM ET

Can the U.S. make Putin pay for the invasion of Ukraine?

President Obama is responding to the invasion of Crimea with plans to economically and diplomatically "isolate Russia." With thousands of Russian troops on the ground, what options do the U.S. and European allies really have? Anderson asked Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.

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March 3rd, 2014
10:47 PM ET

Ben Wedeman in Crimea: "The Russians are very much in control"

CNN's Ben Wedeman is in Crimea where he describes life there with the "men in green." They are the often-masked gunmen patrolling the streets in uniforms without insignias identifying themselves as Russians. While speaking with Anderson and Matthew Chance, Ben goes on to say that despite the invasion, life in Crimea "pretty much seems to be going on as normal."

Watch part 2 of their conversation:

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March 3rd, 2014
10:38 PM ET

Dealing with Putin

The Obama administration is scrambling to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This is just the latest challenge for the White House in dealing with Vladimir Putin. Jim Sciutto looks at what happened since the Obama Administration's 2009 attempt at a "Russian Reset." He also explores how the Bush administration handled difficult situations with Putin.

Michael McFaul only stepped down as U.S. Ambassador to Russia a couple weeks ago. He tells Anderson he does not think Putin "thought out the endgame" on the Crimea invasion.

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March 3rd, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Senator John McCain: "This President has been operating in another world"

Senator John McCain slams the Obama administration for what he calls a "total and fundamental misreading of Putin and his ambition." While speaking to Anderson, Senator McCain offers some advice, saying he does not see a good military option for the U.S. in Ukraine right now.

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March 3rd, 2014
10:19 PM ET

What are President Obama's military and diplomatic options in Ukraine?

Ukraine sits between Russia and the NATO allied nations of Western Europe. There are few good options for the Obama administration when it comes to responding to the Russian invasion. Anderson discussed possible moves with retired Army Brigadier General Kevin Ryan and former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey.

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March 3rd, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Could Russia be justified in invading Ukraine?

What could justify the invasion of Crimea? NYU professor of Russian studies Stephen Cohen points to NATO's expansion and tells Anderson that "Putin had little choice" but to invade. The Brookings Institute's Fiona Hill suggests the possibility of Ukraine signing a major trade agreement with the European Union actually played a larger role.

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March 3rd, 2014
10:14 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Russia's view of the Ukraine invasion

The world is watching for Russia's next move in Ukraine. But how do Russians view what's happening there? Anderson spoke with Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner, who is in Moscow.

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March 3rd, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Anderson reports from Kiev's Independence Square

Editor's Note: Watch Anderson Cooper anchor AC360 live from Kiev tonight at 8pm E.T. on CNN.

The deadly clashes have ended but the tension remains in Kiev. Anderson visited Independence Square where some 100 Ukrainians lost their lives last month. He found people who are ready to join the fight against the Russian invasion. One man had just volunteered to head to the front lines, while another who is too old to enlist says he would pay money for the chance to fight.

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March 3rd, 2014
03:11 PM ET

Anderson Cooper anchors live from Ukraine

AC360 broadcasts live from Ukraine tonight. Anderson is in Kiev. He visited Independence Square where he found men signing up to volunteer for the fight to keep Ukraine unified.

He discussed it with Wolf Blitzer. Catch AC360 live from Ukraine tonight at 8p E.T. on CNN.

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