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“They’re playing the Abkhazia scenario,” Turchynov said at a late night briefing in Verkhovna Rada, referring to Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia, which led to the breakaway independence of two of its regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Turchynov also had a direct message to Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“I am personally addressing President Putin to stop the provocation and call back the military from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and work exclusively within the framework of the signed agreements,” Turchynov said.

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