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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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'We are Russian: Please don't save us'

A video has emerged on YouTube reportedly showing Russian passport-holders living in Ukraine saying that they did not "want to be saved" by pro-Russian forces or politicians in Moscow.

In the clip, people who appear to be Russian citizens currently residing in Ukraine, hold up their Russian passports and say variations of "we did not ask to be saved".

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