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Ukraine won't intervene in Crimea, president says

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Ukraine's acting president said the country would not use its army to stop Crimea from seceding, the latest sign that a Russian annexation of the strategic peninsula may be imminent. 

Russian forces pose for a picture next to an anti-NATO poster in Sevastopol on March 11, 2014

Oleksandr Turchynov's comments came after the Crimean parliament voted for independence ahead of a Sunday referendum on joining Russia, while Washington and Moscow locked horns in one of their fiercest clashes since the Cold War.

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