Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine (16)

Reuters 2014.03.05 02:39
By Vladimir Soldatkin and Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia's actions in Crimea on Tuesday and said he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic could lead to war. But tension remained high on the ground.
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