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Putin Moves to Cancel Mandate for Ukraine Intervention

President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of Russia’s parliament to revoke the right it granted him in March to send the Russian military into Ukraine to defend Russian nationals and Russian-speaking Ukrainians. Putin had asked the Federation Council to authorize the use of Russian military force in Ukraine after the country’s pro-Russian president was forced from power. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that the new step was taken to “normalize” the situation in...

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