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No need yet to send troops to Ukraine: Putin

AFP , Tuesday 4 Mar 2014
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during his working meetings at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo:Reuters)
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Russia has no need yet to send troops into Ukraine but reserves the right to use "all means" to protect citizens should the necessity arise, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

"We reserve the right to use all means to protect" Russian and Ukrainian citizens in Ukraine, Putin said in comments live on state television, adding there was currently "no need" to send troops into the country.

                                                             

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