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Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine

A Russian navy ship enters the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Russian navy ship enters the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Russian navy ship enters the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Ukrainian servicemen march away, after negotiations with Russian troops at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen march away, after negotiations with Russian troops at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen march away, after negotiations with Russian troops at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian servicemen with flags wait during negotiations with Russian troops at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen with flags wait during negotiations with Russian troops at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen with flags wait during negotiations with Russian troops at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Russian servicemen stand guard behind a wall on which the Ukrainian national flag is painted at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Russian servicemen stand guard behind a wall on which the Ukrainian national flag is painted at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Russian servicemen stand guard behind a wall on which the Ukrainian national flag is painted at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with members of the Rada in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with members of the Rada in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with members of the Rada in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Ukraine Navy's flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, sets sail in the Bosphorus on its way to Black Sea, in Istanbul March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Ukraine Navy's flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, sets sail in the Bosphorus on its way to Black Sea, in Istanbul March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Ukraine Navy's flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, sets sail in the Bosphorus on its way to Black Sea, in Istanbul March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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A Russian soldier sits on top of a military armoured personnel carrier (APC) as they drive on the road from Sevastopol to Simferopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Russian soldier sits on top of a military armoured personnel carrier (APC) as they drive on the road from Sevastopol to Simferopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Russian soldier sits on top of a military armoured personnel carrier (APC) as they drive on the road from Sevastopol to Simferopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lights a candle and lays roses atop the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev March 4, 2014 REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lights a candle and lays roses atop the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev March 4, 2014 REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lights a candle and lays roses atop the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev March 4, 2014 REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (R), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov join hands during their meeting in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (R), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov join hands during their meeting in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (R), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov join hands during their meeting in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool
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Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand outside a Ukrainian military post as Ukrainian servicemen look on from behind a gate in the Crimean city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand outside a Ukrainian military post as Ukrainian servicemen look on from behind a gate in the Crimean city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand outside a Ukrainian military post as Ukrainian servicemen look on from behind a gate in the Crimean city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Local residents watch a TV broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's news conference, in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin

Local residents watch a TV broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's news conference, in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin

Local residents watch a TV broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's news conference, in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin
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Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov (R) meets with Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Anastasia Sirotkina/Pool

Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov (R) meets with Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Anastasia Sirotkina/Pool

Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov (R) meets with Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, in Kiev March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Anastasia Sirotkina/Pool
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A Ukrainian serviceman kicks a football near Russian military vehicles at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Ukrainian serviceman kicks a football near Russian military vehicles at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Ukrainian serviceman kicks a football near Russian military vehicles at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Russian servicemen disembark from a vehicle at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Russian servicemen disembark from a vehicle at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Russian servicemen disembark from a vehicle at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian servicemen look on from inside a military post in the Crimean city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ukrainian servicemen look on from inside a military post in the Crimean city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ukrainian servicemen look on from inside a military post in the Crimean city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a news conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskiy/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a news conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskiy/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a news conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskiy/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
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A Russian serviceman stands on duty near a map of the Crimea region near the city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A Russian serviceman stands on duty near a map of the Crimea region near the city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A Russian serviceman stands on duty near a map of the Crimea region near the city of Kerch March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A Ukrainian serviceman plays with a child as men believed to be Russian servicemen stand in front of the gates of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A Ukrainian serviceman plays with a child as men believed to be Russian servicemen stand in front of the gates of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A Ukrainian serviceman plays with a child as men believed to be Russian servicemen stand in front of the gates of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Ukrainian service men wait at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian service men wait at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian service men wait at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand in front of the gates of a Ukrainian military unit as Ukrainian servicemen behind them look on in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand in front of the gates of a Ukrainian military unit as Ukrainian servicemen behind them look on in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand in front of the gates of a Ukrainian military unit as Ukrainian servicemen behind them look on in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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A Russian serviceman guards the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Russian serviceman guards the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Russian serviceman guards the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian service men wait in a column at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian service men wait in a column at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian service men wait in a column at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Russian military armoured personnel carriers (APC) drive on the road from Sevastopol to Simferopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Russian military armoured personnel carriers (APC) drive on the road from Sevastopol to Simferopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Russian military armoured personnel carriers (APC) drive on the road from Sevastopol to Simferopol March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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