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Sudden change of mind: Obama Warns Ukraine Against Military Action on Protesters in East

Obama’s warning came as Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov granted sweeping powers to the army and police. The Western-backed leader’s security service said earlier in the day that it’s undertaking a nationwide operation to restore public order, giving the military authority to search, detain and even fire on Ukrainians.

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