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Putin asks lawmakers to cancel authorisation to send army into Ukraine: Kremlin

Published on Jun 24, 2014 6:25 PM
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Presidential Council For Science and Education at the Kremlin in Moscow on June 23, 2014. Mr Putin on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, asked the upper chamber of parliament to cancel a resolution allowing him to send troops into Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday asked the upper chamber of parliament to cancel a resolution allowing him to send troops into Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said.

"In the aim of normalising the atmosphere and resolving the situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine and also in connection with the start of three-way negotiations on this issue a request was sent to the Federation Council to cancel the resolution," Russian news agencies quoted spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

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