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Putin ready to invade Ukraine; Kiev warns of war

Armed servicemen stand near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen stand near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen stand near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed servicemen stand on guard at a roadblock at the Belbek airport near Sevastopol March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Armed servicemen stand on guard at a roadblock at the Belbek airport near Sevastopol March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Armed servicemen stand on guard at a roadblock at the Belbek airport near Sevastopol March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A woman waves a Russian flag as armed servicemen wait near Russian military vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman waves a Russian flag as armed servicemen wait near Russian military vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman waves a Russian flag as armed servicemen wait near Russian military vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Pro-Russian protesters with Russian flags take part in a rally in central Donetsk March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters with Russian flags take part in a rally in central Donetsk March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters with Russian flags take part in a rally in central Donetsk March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Pro-Russian protesters celebrate after clashes with supporters of Ukraine's new government in central Kharkiv March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters celebrate after clashes with supporters of Ukraine's new government in central Kharkiv March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters celebrate after clashes with supporters of Ukraine's new government in central Kharkiv March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Pro-Russian protesters clash with a supporter (C) of Ukraine's new government in central Kharkiv March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters clash with a supporter (C) of Ukraine's new government in central Kharkiv March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters clash with a supporter (C) of Ukraine's new government in central Kharkiv March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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The Russian flag is raised next to a regional government office in central Donetsk March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

The Russian flag is raised next to a regional government office in central Donetsk March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

The Russian flag is raised next to a regional government office in central Donetsk March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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An armed serviceman looks out from a Russian army vehicle outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An armed serviceman looks out from a Russian army vehicle outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An armed serviceman looks out from a Russian army vehicle outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A woman holds a placard during a small protest outside the Russian embassy in Kiev March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman holds a placard during a small protest outside the Russian embassy in Kiev March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman holds a placard during a small protest outside the Russian embassy in Kiev March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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