AP PHOTOS: Days of turmoil in Ukraine

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Pro-Russian demonstrators, holding a Russian flag, gather for a rally at the local administration building in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Supporters of new Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia demonstrators clashed in Kharkiv, a mostly Russian-speaking region in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Olga Ivashchenko)

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Ignoring President Obama's warning that "there will be costs" if Moscow intervenes militarily in Ukraine, Russian President 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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