Moscow 'reserves right to protect compatriots' in Ukraine: ministry

Breaking News March 14, 2014 00:00

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MOSCOW - Russia said Friday it reserved the right to protect its compatriots in the whole of Ukraine after a protester was killed in fresh clashes in the east of the country.

"Russia recognises its responsibility for the life of its compatriots and fellow citizens in Ukraine and reserves the right to protect people," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

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