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Russia test-fires missile as Putin vows force is 'last resort'

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in a pre-arranged move as tension mounts over Ukraine's Crimea region. Vladimir Putin said there was no need to use military force in Crimea, but it would only be used as a "last resort".

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Kerry: 'Russia creating a pretext to invade further'

US Secretary of Sate John Kerry said Russia has been "creating pretext" to invade further in Ukraine.

Referring to Russian actions, Mr Kerry said: "It is not appropriate to invade the country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve."

Speaking in Kiev, Mr Kerry said that Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian troops are not in Crimea is "against all evidence."

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