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NBC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The crisis in Ukraine introduced; photos shown.

(Donetsk, Ukraine: James Mates) The Ukrainian government’s counteroffensive against pro-Russian insurgents reviewed; details given of concerns about a civil war and the downing of 2 military helicopters; scenes shown of fighting in the streets of Odessa, a burning building where people were killed, Ukrainian troops and angry villagers on the outskirts of Slavyansk.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s warning about consequences for Russia if it doesn’t help de-escalate this crisis featured; details given about the agreement between Obama & German Chancellor Angela Merkel about sanctions aimed at Russian banking, weapons production and energy. [OBAMA – says we have a range of tools at our disposal.] The tension over the NSA revelation that the US spied on Merkel noted.

Holt, Lester;
Mates, James;
Todd, Chuck

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