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Image #: 27754993    epa04106471 Armed men in military uniform walk outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, Ukraine, 2 March 2014. Russia ratcheted tension in the Ukraine crisis on 01 March with its upper house of parliament approving the use of armed forces in the Crimean peninsula, which is part of Ukraine. Interim Ukrainian president Turchynov on 01 March has placed Ukraine's military on high alert in response to Russia's possible military intervention in Ukraine. Russian President Putin the same day told US President Obama that if violence keeps spreading in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Moscow will reserve its right to protect its own interests and those of the Russian-speaking population there. 'The troops are already there,' said Ukrainian UN Ambassador Sergeyev at an emergency meeting of the Security Council and called on Russia to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity, saying the presence of Russian troops in Crimea was illegal and an 'act of aggression.  ALEXEY FURMAN/EPA/LANDOV
Image #: 27754993    epa04106471 Armed men in military uniform walk outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, Ukraine, 2 March 2014. Russia ratcheted tension in the Ukraine crisis on 01 March with its upper house of parliament approving the use of armed forces in the Crimean peninsula, which is part of Ukraine. Interim Ukrainian president Turchynov on 01 March has placed Ukraine's military on high alert in response to Russia's possible military intervention in Ukraine. Russian President Putin the same day told US President Obama that if violence keeps spreading in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Moscow will reserve its right to protect its own interests and those of the Russian-speaking population there. 'The troops are already there,' said Ukrainian UN Ambassador Sergeyev at an emergency meeting of the Security Council and called on Russia to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity, saying the presence of Russian troops in Crimea was illegal and an 'act of aggression.  ALEXEY FURMAN/EPA/LANDOV

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