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Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian forces stand firm in Crimea

11 March 2014 Last updated at 16:06 GMT

The ousted Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, has criticised Western powers for supporting what he describes as "bandits" who seized power in Ukraine last month.

His warning comes as US and EU officials meet in London to discuss possible sanctions in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Meanwhile pro-Russian forces are consolidating their hold on the Crimean peninsula.

Bridget Kendall reports.

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