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Moscow sends in more troops prior to vote in Crimea

REINFORCEMENTS:Two days before a referendum on Crimea joining Russia, a Russian warship offloaded trucks, soldiers and an armored personnel carrier

Reuters, SEVASTOPOL and DONETSK, Ukraine

In further signs of Moscow’s belligerent posture ahead of the Crimea vote, the Russian Ministry of Defense yesterday said it would hold exercises with fighter jets and helicopters over the Mediterranean Sea.

Additional reporting by AFP

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