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Amid uproar, Putin tightens grip in Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian and Western leaders tried Sunday to dissuade President Vladimir Putin of Russia from overplaying his hand and ordering an invasion of eastern Ukraine, even as Russian forces and their sympathizers in the Crimean Peninsula worked to disarm or neutralize any Ukrainian resistance there.

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