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Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A man believed to be a Russian serviceman walks as he carries two rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers while he and his comrades change shifts, near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A man believed to be a Russian serviceman walks as he carries two rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers while he and his comrades change shifts, near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed men, believed to be a Russian serviceman, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed men, believed to be a Russian serviceman, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A Ukrainian soldier closes an entrance gate at the airforce base in the Crimean town of Belbek March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A Ukrainian soldier closes an entrance gate at the airforce base in the Crimean town of Belbek March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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People queue to apply for Russian passports at a passport office in the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

People queue to apply for Russian passports at a passport office in the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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Ukrainian soldiers fortify a position with sandbags at a Ukrainian Army military camp set up close to the Russian border in east Ukraine March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ukrainian soldiers fortify a position with sandbags at a Ukrainian Army military camp set up close to the Russian border in east Ukraine March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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The Ukrainian ship Slavutich (C) is seen blocked by two Russian ships at the harbour in Sevastopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

The Ukrainian ship Slavutich (C) is seen blocked by two Russian ships at the harbour in Sevastopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Russian Black Sea Fleet submarines are seen in the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russian Black Sea Fleet submarines are seen in the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russian deputies stand after voting in the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian deputies stand after voting in the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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