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Russian troops deploy in Crimea as Obama warns Kremlin

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The new Ukrainian government will hold its first cabinet meeting Saturday, amid fears of secession in restive Crimea where pro-Russian forces are tightening their grip despite US warnings. 

Armed masked men who call themselves members of Ukraine's disbanded elite Berkut riot police force stand at a checkpoint under a Russian flag on a highway near the city of Armyansk, on February 28, 2014

Heavily armed troops in uniforms with no national insignia took up positions around government buildings and the airport in Simferopol on Friday, as Ukrainian officials accused Russia of "naked aggression".

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