MOSCOW, March 3 The speaker of Russia's lower
parliament house said on Monday that "for now, there is no need"
to send the Russian armed forces into Ukraine.
On Saturday, President Vladimir Putin secured the
parliament's permission to use the military in Ukraine if he
wishes, citing the need to protect Russians in the neighbouring
"The decision ... only gives the right (to use the armed
forces), which can be exercised in case of necessity; for now
there is no need," State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin told the
state-run Rossiya-24 television in an interview.