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Ukraine orders Crimean troop withdrawal

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Ukraine on Monday ordered its outnumbered troops to withdraw from Crimea after Russia's lightning annexation of the peninsula as world leaders met for emergency talks on the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War. 

Russian troops block the Ukrainian marine battalion headquarters in the Crimean city of Feodosia on March 23, 2014

The dramatic announcement came after Ukraine lost yet another base in Crimea and as world leaders gathered in The Hague for a security summit set to be dominated by concerns over the Ukraine crisis.

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