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Putin Sends Mixed Signals on Crimea

President Putin broke a 10-day silence on Ukraine, telling reporters Tuesday that Russia has no intention to annex Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula now controlled by Russian soldiers.   “Regarding the deployment of troops, the use of armed forces, there is no need for it, but the possibility remains,” he told reporters gathered at the presidential residence outside of Moscow.   Earlier Tuesday, he ordered back to barracks 150,000 Russian soldiers who had gathered in...

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