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An Ukrainian tank takes part in the military exercise near Kharkiv March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ukrainian tank takes part in the military exercise near Kharkiv March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ukrainian tank takes part in the military exercise near Kharkiv March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin

Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin

Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin
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A member of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion takes part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin

A member of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion takes part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin

A member of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion takes part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin
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Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin

Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin

Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin
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UDAR (Punch) party head Vitaly Klitschko speaks to Ukrainian soldiers during a military exercise near Zhytomyr March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrii Skakodub/Pool

UDAR (Punch) party head Vitaly Klitschko speaks to Ukrainian soldiers during a military exercise near Zhytomyr March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrii Skakodub/Pool

UDAR (Punch) party head Vitaly Klitschko speaks to Ukrainian soldiers during a military exercise near Zhytomyr March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrii Skakodub/Pool
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UDAR (Punch) party head Vitaly Klitschko speaks to Ukrainian soldiers during a military exercise near Zhytomyr March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrii Skakodub/Pool

UDAR (Punch) party head Vitaly Klitschko speaks to Ukrainian soldiers during a military exercise near Zhytomyr March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrii Skakodub/Pool

UDAR (Punch) party head Vitaly Klitschko speaks to Ukrainian soldiers during a military exercise near Zhytomyr March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrii Skakodub/Pool
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A Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile system takes part in a military exercise near the village of Goncharivske March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile system takes part in a military exercise near the village of Goncharivske March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile system takes part in a military exercise near the village of Goncharivske March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian army MI-24 military helicopter takes part in a military exercise near the village of Goncharivske March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian army MI-24 military helicopter takes part in a military exercise near the village of Goncharivske March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian army MI-24 military helicopter takes part in a military exercise near the village of Goncharivske March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian serviceman takes part in a military drill near the city of Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolayev, in southern Ukraine, northwest of the Crimean peninsula March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A Ukrainian serviceman takes part in a military drill near the city of Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolayev, in southern Ukraine, northwest of the Crimean peninsula March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A Ukrainian serviceman takes part in a military drill near the city of Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolayev, in southern Ukraine, northwest of the Crimean peninsula March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Trucks drive out of Russian landing craft Yamal 156 near the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Trucks drive out of Russian landing craft Yamal 156 near the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Trucks drive out of Russian landing craft Yamal 156 near the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard and talk with a local man outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard and talk with a local man outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard and talk with a local man outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian servicemen (L) watch as armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen (L) watch as armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen (L) watch as armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian servicemen (top) watch as armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen (top) watch as armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen (top) watch as armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A man rides a scooter past a billboard urging people to vote in the upcoming referendum, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A man rides a scooter past a billboard urging people to vote in the upcoming referendum, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A man rides a scooter past a billboard urging people to vote in the upcoming referendum, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Men walk past a poster calling people to vote in the upcoming referendum, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Men walk past a poster calling people to vote in the upcoming referendum, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Men walk past a poster calling people to vote in the upcoming referendum, at the Crimean port of Sevastopol March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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