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Ukraine: Russia shows 'complete disregard' for Black Sea Fleet agreement in Crimea

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March 4, 2014, 3:37 p.m. | Ukraine — by Iryna Yeroshko

A Russian soldier stands near some 30 military vehicles outside a small Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, a tiny town some 33 kilometers outside the Crimean capital Simferopol, on March 3.
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Iryna Yeroshko

At the United Nations Security Council session on March 3, Russian representative Vitali Churkin insisted that by increasing its military strength in Crimea to 16,000 soldiers, the Russian Federation was still way below the threshold set up by the Black Sea Fleet agreement.

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