Russia: Yanukovich Invited Us

    Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol March 3, 2014. Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. Russian forces have already bloodlessly seized Crimea, an isolated Black Sea peninsula where Moscow has a naval base. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (UKRAINE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS) - RTR3FYZE

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    Ukraine's ousted PPresident Viktor Yanukovich wrote a letter requesting help from Russia, according to Moscow's representative at an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting Monday. "I would call on the President of Russia, Mr. Putin, asking him to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order, stability and defending the people of Ukraine," the letter was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, Russian forces issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian forces in Crimea, telling them to surrender or face a "military storm." The deadline ends at 10 p.m. EST Monday.

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