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Vladimir Putin to push ahead with annexation of Crimea

Russian president Vladimir Putin has told his parliament of Crimea's application to join Russia, and is set to be moving forward with annexing Crimea into Russia.

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Ukraine and Russia agree 'temporary truce' in Crimea

The Defence Ministries of Ukraine and Russia have agreed a truce in Crimea until March 21, acting Ukrainian Defence Minister Ihor Teniukh told journalists.

According to Reuters, Mr Teniukh said that Russian forces will not take any action against the country's military facilities in Crimea during this period.

He said: "No measures will be taken against our military facilities in Crimea during that time. Our military sites are therefore proceeding with a replenishment of reserves."

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