March 1, 2014 / 3:01 PM / 4 years ago

Ukrainian security chiefs to meet as tension mounts in Crimea

KIEV, March 1 (Reuters) - Ukraine’s acting president called an emergency meeting of security chiefs on Saturday, his spokeswoman said.

Oleksander Turchinov summoned his Security Council after Russian President Vladimir Putin sought parliamentary approval to deploy Russian forces in the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

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