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Approval for Russian military intervention in Ukraine revoked

English.news.cn   2014-06-25 18:19:57

MOSCOW, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The upper house of Russia's parliament voted Wednesday to revoke a resolution approving military intervention in Ukraine at the request of President Vladimir Putin.

The issue was discussed in a Federation Council plenary meeting, with Putin's request being carried 153 votes to one.

The decision was "a goodwill gesture" made to facilitate the negotiation process in Ukraine, said Viktor Ozerov, head of the Council's Defense and Security Committee.

Putin asked Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko on Tuesday to scrap the March 1 resolution, which approved Putin's original request to use armed forces in Ukraine until the "political-social situation in the country is normalized."

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