MOSCOW, March 4 Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the use of force by Russia in Ukraine was a choice of "last resort".
At his first news conference since Ukraine's ousted leader, Viktor Yanukovich, fled from Ukraine, Putin also said Russia reserved the right to intervene if there was "lawlessness" in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine.
Any intervention, he said, would be "legitimate and within the framework of international law".
INSIGHT-Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, June 23 Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.