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March 5, 2014

Stand-Off In Ukraine: Putin’s Russia Solidifies Position Of Global Influence

As world leaders and diplomats rushed to Kiev in an attempt to stabilize the rapidly deteriorating situation in Ukraine following the invasion of the Crimean Peninsula by Russian forces Sunday, Putin has demonstrated surprisingly limited intent to push further into sovereign Ukrainian territory, alleviating the fears of many.

Slamming Western powers for “backing what he called an ‘armed seizure of power’ in Ukraine…Putin emphasized that he saw no immediate need for Russian military intervention [in Ukraine]…describing military force as a ‘last resort’.”

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  • YankeePapa

    notfastenuf . "... In my opinion, Russia will not likely return control of Crimea, continuing to control key strategic facilities on the peninsula..." . ...Item this morning said that "Crimean parliament has requested that Crimea join with Russia..." . -YP-

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