Russia says Ukraine peace deal cover for power grab
MOSCOW Feb 24 (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday that a Western-backed peace deal in Ukraine is being used a cover for a power grab and interim authorities were using "terrorist methods" to put pressure on dissenters in regions, including Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
The Foreign Ministry criticised Western support for a snap presidential election in May following Viktor Yanukovich's ouster and said constitutional reforms rushed through parliament should instead be widely debated and put to a national referendum.
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