Russia claims right to intervene in Donetsk after clashes as talks to solve Ukraine crisis falter

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Mar. 14, 2014 18:36
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A pro-Russian demonstrator punches a pro-Ukraine demonstrator in Donetsk on March 14.
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As the latest talks to solve Ukraine's crisis appeared to be headed nowhere, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on March 14 that it reserves the right to intervene in Ukraine in order to protect Russian citizens -- an ominous statement that threatens a wider Kremlin military intervention beyond Russian-occupied Crimea.

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