Putin ready to invade Ukraine, troops seize Crimea




 
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Putin ready to invade Ukraine, troops seize Crimea
 
March 1st, 2014  
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Putin ready to invade Ukraine, troops seize Crimea
By Lidia Kelly and Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where his troops have apparently already seized the Crimea peninsula, spurning Western pleas for restraint. Talk of confrontation or outright war spread rapidly across Ukraine, with pro-Moscow demonstrators raising the Russian flag above government buildings in several cities and anti-Russian politicians calling for mobilization. Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said Russian military intervention would lead to war and any relations with Moscow. Putin's open assertion of the right to deploy troops in a country of 46 million people on the ramparts of central Europe creates the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War.




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