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Ukrainian businessman Balashov faces criminal charges in Russia

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March 12, 2014, 4:09 p.m. |

A pro-Russian supporter waves a Russian flag in front of pro-Russian armed men in military fatigues blocking the base of the Ukrainian frontier guards, in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014. Ukraine's border guard service said on Saturday that about 300 armed men were attempting to seize its main headquarters in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol under orders from Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
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Russian investigators have opened a criminal case against Ukrainian businessman Hennadiy Balashov over calls for extremism and inciting murder.

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