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‘The text does not limit it to Crimea’: Putin reportedly asks parliament to use military in all of Ukraine; Update: Parliament approves

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http://twitter.com/#!/shaunwalker7/status/439763628242530304

The Associated Press sent out an alert suggesting that Vladimir Putin was seeking permission to use the military in “Crimea.”

http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/439759537739149312

Surprise!

http://twitter.com/#!/BrianFaughnan/status/439766414942273537

Many are noting Putin’s “request” is for the use of Russian armed forces in all of Ukraine.

http://twitter.com/#!/maxseddon/status/439761425922543616
http://twitter.com/#!/michaeldweiss/status/439763341754793984

AP’s follow-up to its initial tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/439761429126991872

From the AP report:

Putin said the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians and the personnel of a Russian military base in Ukraine’s strategic region of Crimea.

“I’m submitting a request for using the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine pending the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country,” Putin said in a statement released by the Kremlin.

Will that be an “uncontested arrival” too?

[Update]

As expected:

http://twitter.com/#!/PaulSonne/status/439774470824538112
http://twitter.com/#!/ChristopherJM/status/439784921205202944

Reminder: Obama said “there will be costs.”

[Update]

http://twitter.com/#!/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/439794826804854784

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/01/the-text-does-not-limit-it-to-crimea-putin-reportedly-asks-parliament-to-use-military-in-all-of-ukraine/



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