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Russia reportedly sheltering Ukraine’s president

Crimean Tatars, right, clash with police in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Feb. 26. More than 10,000 Muslim Tatars rallied in support of the interim government. That group clashed with a smaller pro-Russian rally nearby.

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Crimean Tatars, right, clash with police in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Feb. 26. More than 10,000 Muslim Tatars rallied in support of the interim government. That group clashed with a smaller pro-Russian rally nearby.



KIEV, Ukraine — Russia scrambled fighter jets to patrol its border and reportedly gave shelter to Ukraine’s fugitive president as pro-Russian gunmen stormed offices of Ukraine’s strategic region of Crimea, deepening the crisis for the new Ukrainian government even as it was being formed...

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