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Putin flies to Crimea amid war games

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I'm Reuters chief Russia correspondent and he was born in Moscow what people are listening carefully to what Mr Putin has got to say it is time of heightened tension , on the highest state of combat readiness , and we have observed that I'm not taking much activity in crime there and also in eastern Ukraine where pro Russian separatists , afflicting Ukrainian government forces some analysts , I'm even talking about the possibility of some kind of new Russian aggression , Ukraine says that Russia has got forty thousand , %HESITATION troops , %HESITATION which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in twenty fourteen , and the Russian defense ministry said today that on Thursday we conducted a large scale military exercises , %HESITATION during worship practice moving military hardware , tanks armored vehicles and troops , true crime there very quickly , little started really last week when Russia accused , %HESITATION Russian state television who broke cost at least two confessions , with the aim of nearly escalating tensions , so they can so that I can possibly give it a pretext , hello some kind of new military action against Ukraine