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Ukraine's Klitschko Calls for 'General Mobilization'

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Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko talks to local and foreign media as his security stands by at central Kiev Independence square on February 24, 2014. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP - Getty Images

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KIEV — Vitaly Klitschko, a senior Ukrainian politician and likely presidential candidate, called on Saturday for a "general mobilization" following Russian parliament's decision to approve deploying troops in Ukraine's Crimea region.

"Klitschko calls for a declaration on a general mobilization," the retired boxing champion's political party UDAR (Punch) said, making clear he favored a military mobilization.

— Reuters

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