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World Powers Call for Calm as Putin Bolsters Crimea Defense

  • Putin vows ‘serious additional measures’ on annexed peninsula
  • EU, U.S., NATO say there’s no evidence backing ‘terror’ claim

World powers urged Russia and Ukraine to refrain from ratcheting up a confrontation over Crimea as President Vladimir Putin bolstered the disputed peninsula’s military with some of his army’s most advanced air-defense missile systems.

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