Ukraine premier: Crimea will remain in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, greets

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, greets Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov is seen right prior their meting in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, March, 4, 2014. In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where nearly 100 anti-government protesters were gunned down by police last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way. The Obama administration announced a $1 billion energy subsidy package in Washington as Kerry was arriving in Kiev. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, pool) (March 5, 2014 11:29 AM)

(AP) In his first interview since taking office, Ukraine's new prime minister vigorously defended the legality of his government against attacks coming from Russia, but said Wednesday that Ukraine would be willing to consider granting more autonomy to the Crimea region to assuage the concerns of the province's pro-Russian population.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Prime Minister...

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