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"I think we must not allow any military standoff or conflict to happen. I shall be extremely candid with you: it was one of the reasons why on the night when Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (the head of the Ukrainian Security Council) and I were in Sevastopol, in Crimea, we chose not to continue tough actions with respect of Viktor Yanukovych… Because at that moment we knew it was essentially an affront for armed conflict with grounds for foreign forces to interfere in this conflict… We made the decision that the future of Crimea is more important for us than the situation with Yanukovych," he told a press conference on Wednesday.

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