March 1, 2014
Duma says possible use of Russian army in Ukraine has humanitarian purpose
MOSCOW: The decision adopted on Saturday, March 1, by the Federation Council, upper house of the Russian parliament, which allows the president to send troops to Crimea, an autonomy within neighbouring Ukraine, aims to protect life and security, Irina Yarovaya, chair of the Security and Anti-Corruption Committee in the State Duma (lower house of parliament), said.
“Terrorism is the most dangerous crime around the world. But it is fascism and terrorism that have proclaimed their power in Ukraine and pose a real threat to the life and security of Russian citizens living in Ukraine and undoubtedly to the brotherly people of Ukraine,” she said.
Yarovaya reiterated the repeatedly pronounced position of Russian parliamentarians that power in Ukraine was seized by force. “Organised criminal groups proclaimed themselves the new authorities and are acting in defiance…
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