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The Russian parliament approved President Vladimir Putin's request to utilize military force in Crimea, a disputed peninsula in Ukraine. Newly appointed Crimean Prime Minister Serhiy Aksyonov had appealed to Russia for help, citing the appearance on Friday of troops at airports and along roadways, and suggesting there was dangerous instability in Ukraine following protests and the removal of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Ukraine's interim President Oleksandr Turchynov disputed that storyline, saying Russia's actions amounted to "direct aggression against the sovereignty of Ukraine."- -
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