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Ukraine mobilises army as West warns Russia

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Ukraine warned Sunday it was on the brink of disaster and called up military reservists after Russia's threat to invade its Western-leaning neighbour risked sparking the worst crisis since the Cold War. 

Russian naval infantry soldiers (marines) guard the Orsk Russian landing ship anchored in the Ukraine's Black Sea port of Sevastopol on March 2, 2014

US President Barack Obama and his Western allies took turns admonishing Russia as Ukraine appeared on the brink of losing control of Crimea with the defection of its navy commander to pro-Kremlin forces who have tightened their grip on the Black Sea peninsula.

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