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Putin Withdraws Request for Power to Send Troops to Ukraine

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladmir Putin has changed his mind about his strategy for dealing with Ukraine.

Putin is canceling his request for the power to send troops to Ukraine. He had sought -- and received -- authorization to do so earlier this year, raising fears of a Russian invasion.

But those fears have died down in recent weeks as Putin pulled his troops back from the border and is now backing a fragile peace process.

The U.S., however, has remained skeptical, claiming it has evidence Russia plans to send more weapons to the separatists, and warning of more sanctions if it does.

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