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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10662187/Ukraine-revolution-Protesters-in-s tand-off-in-pro-Russian-Crimea.html

Ukraine revolution: Putin puts troops on alert in western Russia
Moscow flexes military muscle with urgent drills amid confrontation between pro and anti-Russian protesters in Crimean capital

President Vladimir Putin has put armed forces in western Russia 'on alert', amid rising tensions in the pro-Russian Crimea over the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovich by pro-European protesters.

In a sign of Moscow's displeasure at the revolution in Kiev, Mr Putin ordered an urgent drill to test troops' combat readiness.

"In accordance with an order from the president of the Russian Federation, forces of the Western Military District were put on alert at 1400 (1000 GMT) today," Interfax quoted Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defence Minister, as saying.  

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by vbo on Wed Feb 26th, 2014 at 08:33:36 AM EST

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