AP PHOTOS: Days of turmoil in Ukraine

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Photo - Ukraine's U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev speaks to the media following an U.N. Security Council meeting on his country's crisis, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Ukraine's U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev speaks to the media following an U.N. Security Council meeting on his country's crisis, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Ignoring President Barack Obama's warning that "there will be costs" if Moscow intervenes militarily in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sharply raised the stakes in the conflict over Ukraine's future, evoking memories of Cold War brinkmanship. The latest moves follow months of pro-democracy protests against the now-fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, and his decision to turn Ukraine toward Russia, its longtime patron, instead of the European Union.

Here are some images of the turmoil.

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