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Russian armed forces seize Crimea as Putin threatens wider military invasion of Ukraine

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Mar. 02, 2014 01:38
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Unidentified masked individuals hold a Russian flag as they block the Trade Union building in Simferopol, the administrative center of Crimea, on March 1, 2014. Russia's parliament on March 1 gave President Vladimir Putin the go-ahead to send troops into Ukraine, despite a warning from Washington that such a deployment would results in "costs" for Moscow. The stark escalation of the ex-Soviet country's three-month political crisis came amid growing instability in Ukraine's predominantly Russian peninsula of Crimea that has housed Kremlin navies for nearly 250 years. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV
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On the pretext of saving Russian lives, President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea with soldiers and then ratified possibly wider use of military force in Ukraine with a unanimous vote of his rubber-stamp upper chamber of parliament on March 1.

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