European officials say the two sides are nearing an agreement that would include reduced presidential powers and early elections in December.
Protesters retook Kiev's Independence Square this morning, driving back riot police in clashes that resulted in at least 22 deaths, mostly protesters.
The US blamed Russia for a leak of a phone call involving a US assistant secretary of state, while a top Kremlin official said Russia had video of Sochi reporters' hotel bathrooms.
Sochi Olympics reignite memories of Soviet successes that brought prestige. Can the 2014 Olympic hosts do well at this year's medal table?