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Uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A man holds a Soviet Union flag as he attends a pro-Russian rally at the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A man holds a Soviet Union flag as he attends a pro-Russian rally at the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A man holds a Soviet Union flag as he attends a pro-Russian rally at the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Members of Crimean self-defense units and Interior Ministry members detain a topless activist from Ukrainian feminist group Femen taking part in an anti-war protest near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Members of Crimean self-defense units and Interior Ministry members detain a topless activist from Ukrainian feminist group Femen taking part in an anti-war protest near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David...more

Members of Crimean self-defense units and Interior Ministry members detain a topless activist from Ukrainian feminist group Femen taking part in an anti-war protest near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Members of Crimean self-defence units gather near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Members of Crimean self-defence units gather near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Members of Crimean self-defence units gather near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Guards are seen on the roof of the U.S. embassy in Kiev, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin

Guards are seen on the roof of the U.S. embassy in Kiev, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin

Guards are seen on the roof of the U.S. embassy in Kiev, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis, at the Conference on International Support to Libya, in Rome March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis, at the Conference on International Support to Libya, in Rome March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis, at the Conference on International Support to Libya, in Rome March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A pro-Russian supporter with the Russian national flag on her shoulders takes part in a meeting in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A pro-Russian supporter with the Russian national flag on her shoulders takes part in a meeting in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A pro-Russian supporter with the Russian national flag on her shoulders takes part in a meeting in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

People attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

People attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (L-R), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk attend a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (L-R), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk attend a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014....more

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (L-R), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk attend a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A woman pushes a child as uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard in front of a Ukrainian serviceman, seen behind a fence, near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman pushes a child as uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard in front of a Ukrainian serviceman, seen behind a fence, near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014....more

A woman pushes a child as uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard in front of a Ukrainian serviceman, seen behind a fence, near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L-R), France's President Francois Hollande, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meet ahead of a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L-R), France's President Francois Hollande, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meet ahead of a European leaders emergency summit on...more

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L-R), France's President Francois Hollande, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meet ahead of a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L-R), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meet ahead of a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L-R), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meet ahead of a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L-R), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meet ahead of a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A boy looks at uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A boy looks at uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A boy looks at uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A Ukrainian Navy personnel stands in front of his Navy ship Slavutich, which he says is under blockade by Russian military vessels, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A Ukrainian Navy personnel stands in front of his Navy ship Slavutich, which he says is under blockade by Russian military vessels, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A Ukrainian Navy personnel stands in front of his Navy ship Slavutich, which he says is under blockade by Russian military vessels, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A Ukrainian Navy officer climbs a quay wall after disembarking from his Navy ship Slavutich, which he says is under blockade by Russian military vessels, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A Ukrainian Navy officer climbs a quay wall after disembarking from his Navy ship Slavutich, which he says is under blockade by Russian military vessels, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A Ukrainian Navy officer climbs a quay wall after disembarking from his Navy ship Slavutich, which he says is under blockade by Russian military vessels, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Viktor Kukharenko, chief of staff of a base in the Crimean village of Belbek, adjusts the hat of a soldier in the base, near Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Viktor Kukharenko, chief of staff of a base in the Crimean village of Belbek, adjusts the hat of a soldier in the base, near Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Viktor Kukharenko, chief of staff of a base in the Crimean village of Belbek, adjusts the hat of a soldier in the base, near Simferopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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REFILE - CORRECTING NAME OF VILLAGE A priest reads a prayer for peace to Ukrainian servicemen at a base in the Crimean village of Belbek, near Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

REFILE - CORRECTING NAME OF VILLAGE A priest reads a prayer for peace to Ukrainian servicemen at a base in the Crimean village of Belbek, near Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

REFILE - CORRECTING NAME OF VILLAGE A priest reads a prayer for peace to Ukrainian servicemen at a base in the Crimean village of Belbek, near Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Uniformed men (R and 2nd L), believed to be Russian servicemen, talk with Ukrainian servicemen outside a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Uniformed men (R and 2nd L), believed to be Russian servicemen, talk with Ukrainian servicemen outside a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Uniformed men (R and 2nd L), believed to be Russian servicemen, talk with Ukrainian servicemen outside a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Pro-Ukrainian demonstrators shout slogans during a rally in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Pro-Ukrainian demonstrators shout slogans during a rally in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Pro-Ukrainian demonstrators shout slogans during a rally in Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov (L) meets with Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja (C) and Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Kiev March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anastasia Sirotkina

Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov (L) meets with Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja (C) and Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Kiev March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anastasia Sirotkina

Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov (L) meets with Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja (C) and Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Kiev March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anastasia Sirotkina
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A member of the Ukrainian Navy stands guard on the Ukrainian Navy ship Slavutich at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the Ukrainian Navy stands guard on the Ukrainian Navy ship Slavutich at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A member of the Ukrainian Navy stands guard on the Ukrainian Navy ship Slavutich at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A uniformed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, speaks on a portable radio set near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A uniformed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, speaks on a portable radio set near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A uniformed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, speaks on a portable radio set near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Military vehicles, believed to be properties of Russia, drive near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Military vehicles, believed to be properties of Russia, drive near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Military vehicles, believed to be properties of Russia, drive near a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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