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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 - 6:55
Ukraine's Yanukovych asked for troops, Russia tells UN
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Moscow's UN envoy has claimed Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to send troops across the border to protect civilians.

Vitaly Churkin told a Security Council meeting Yanukovych wrote to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Saturday.

Thousands of Russian troops have been pouring into Ukraine's Crimea region.

Moscow is attempting to justify the intervention, which has sparked outrage and threats of economic sanctions from the US and EU.

Western ambassadors dismissed Russia's efforts at justification.
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