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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/ukraine-pro-russian-gunmen-seize-crimea-parliament-live -updates

10.57am GMT

A Russian official has been quoted as saying that Moscow has accepted the plea of the fugitive ousted Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, who had asked for protection, AP reports.

Three Russia news agencies quoted an unnamed official saying that Yanukovych's request for protection "was satisfied on the territory of Russia".

It has been reported that he is in Moscow.

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by vbo on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 06:01:34 AM EST

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