Ukraine Live Blog: Zelenskiy’s Challenges

Activists in Odesa organize a memorial devoted to the 200 Ukrainians who were killed trying to hold off 4,000 Bolsheviks advancing on Kyiv in the Battle of Kruty, on January 29.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Kyiv where he will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and other officials as part of a trip that will also take him to Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

-- Additional evidence is needed for the murder case of journalist Pavel Sheremet to go to trial, Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Ruslan Ryaboshapka said on January 30.

-- The car of an RFE/RL Ukrainian Service correspondent in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv was set on fire overnight on January 29-30 -- an arson attack which Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko said could have been ordered by someone.

-- The U.S. Treasury Department has joined the European Union and Canada in imposing new sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow's "continued aggression toward Ukraine and attempted occupation of Crimea," a news release says.

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