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Tatar Leader Asks Putin to Pull Russian Troops from Crimea

A Crimean Tatar leader told Russian President Vladimir Putin the secession of Crimea from Ukraine to join Russia would violate an international treaty in which Russia, Britain and the United States vowed to keep Ukraine intact.   One of the most senior representatives of the Muslim Tatar minority, Mustafa Dzhemilev, spoke to VOA’s Azerbaijani Service after a Wednesday phone conversation with Putin.  He said he told the Russian leader the Tatars were resolutely opposed to the...

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