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Russia Claims Ousted Ukrainian President Asked For Military Intervention

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"Under the influence of Western countries, there are open acts of terror and violence," Churkin read from the letter. "So in this regard I would call on the President of Russia, Mr. Putin, asking him to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order, stability and defending the people of Ukraine."

Churkin held up the letter at the meeting, according to Reuters.