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Russia denies controlling pro-Moscow force in Crimea

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Russia said Wednesday it has no authority over pro-Moscow forces that have taken de-facto control of Ukraine's majority-Russian Crimean Peninsula. 

A tank belonging to the Russian forces guards a check-point set up by Russian forces on a road near the small Ukrainian city of Armyansk on the Crimean peninsula, on March 5, 2014

A day after US President Barack Obama said Russia was "not fooling anybody" over its role in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insisted the armed troops in Crimea were not taking orders from the Kremlin.

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