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Russia crafts Crimea pitch

KIEV, Ukraine — Russia said Monday that it cannot accept the “fait accompli” of the new Western-backed government in Ukraine and was preparing diplomatic counterproposals to serve “the interests of all Ukrainians,” even as Russian forces strengthened their control over Crimea, less than a week before a contentious referendum on the future of the southern Ukrainian region.

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  • Headline: Russia crafts Crimea pitch
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 2 on 03/11/2014
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