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Reuters: Alarm in Ukraine as Putin puts Russian troops on alert

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Feb. 26, 2014, 5:20 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for war games near Ukraine on Wednesday, the Kremlin's most powerful gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovich was toppled as president in Kyiv.

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