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International border crossings that aren’t currently under the control of the Ukrainian authorities include all land border crossings into Donetsk Oblast and many or the land border crossings into Luhansk Oblast.
Bridging Europe and Eurasia, Ukraine’s geography makes it central to regional stability and security.
The UN calculates this has resulted in approximately 10,000 deaths and the internal displacement of between 800,000 and 1 million people residing permanently in government-controlled areas of Ukraine.
Civilians continue to get caught up in the fighting.
Protests against Sberbank began on March 7 after Sberbank said it would recognize passports issued by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
A February 18 decree by Russian President Vladimir Putin's ordered all Russian authorities to recognize identity documents issued by pro-Russia separatists who hold parts of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
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