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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


The Associated Press sent out an alert suggesting that Vladimir Putin was seeking permission to use the military in “Crimea.”!/AP/status/439759537739149312


Many are noting Putin’s “request” is for the use of Russian armed forces in all of Ukraine.!/maxseddon/status/439761425922543616!/michaeldweiss/status/439763341754793984

AP’s follow-up to its initial tweet:!/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?


As expected:!/PaulSonne/status/439774470824538112!/ChristopherJM/status/439784921205202944

Reminder: Obama said “there will be costs.”


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

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