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Russian Parliament Approves Military Action in UkraineMOSCOW, March 1 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s upper house of parliament unanimously approved a request from President Vladimir Putin on Saturday to deploy military forces in Ukraine in a move that could escalate a confrontation in the Crimean peninsula.
Putin issued his request in response to what he said was a threat to the lives of Russian citizens and military forces located in naval bases in Ukraine’s southern peninsula of Crimea.
All 90 Senators present in the 116-member Federation Council voted in support of armed action.
Ukraine’s interim President Oleksandr Turchynov told US Secretary of State John Kerry that he considered Russia’s conduct a “direction act of aggression against the sovereignty of Ukraine.”
Turchynov said he expected assistance from Ukraine’s strategic partners in resolving the standoff. EU foreign ministers are due to meet Monday to discuss the fast-developing situation.
The move by the Federation Council comes amid reports of large Russian troop movements in Crimea and a week after opposition parties swept to power in Kiev when ousted President Viktor Yanukovych suddenly fled the city.
Russian troops will remain deployed until the “political-social situation in the country is normalized,” the Kremlin said in a statement requesting the intervention.
The exact size of any planned deployment is not yet known, but Federation Council Senator Viktor Ozerov said after Saturday’s vote that the decision on how many troops could be involved would be taken by Putin.
Federation Council Senators lined up during an extraordinary session to express their support for armed intervention.
Much of the focus of debates in the upper house was on the seizure of power by opposition groups last week, which marked the culmination of three months of anti-government protests ignited by Yanukovych’s decision to back away from a planned deal to enhance economic and political ties with the EU.
Lawmakers accused the United States and European countries of open support for violent protesters in Ukraine.
Deputy Speaker Yury Vorobyov said protesters in Kiev were trained in Poland and Latvia with US money and that if Russia did not intervene militarily it would be tragedy for the Ukrainian people.
Russia’s Federal Migration Service said it has noted a sharp spike in applications from Ukrainian citizens seeking refuge.
The head of the migration service’s citizenship department, Valentina Kazakova, said 143,000 people had applied for asylum in the last two weeks of February alone.
“People are afraid for the fate of those close to them and are asking not just for protection, but also to help them receive fast-tracked Russian citizenship,” Kazakova said. “A large number of applications are from members of Ukrainian law enforcement bodies and government officials fearing reprisals from radically disposed groups.”
The vote follows a wave of pro-Russian protests in southern and eastern Ukraine, as well as calls from the newly elected prime minister of Crimea for Putin to intervene.
... la noticia al completo en en.ria.ru
... el Parlamento ruso aprobó la iniciativa del Presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, para el despliegue de fuerzas militares rusas en Crimea para garantizar la seguridad de la comunidad rusa en la región.
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