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Ukraine trying to mobilize national guard
Kiev, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's acting president has called for the formation of a national guard and the mobilization of reserves and volunteers into the country's armed forces to counter Russian military moves.
Oleksandr Turchynov asked the national parliament to approve the decision.
Russian forces have strengthened their control on Ukraine's Crimea region in the run-up to a referendum set for Sunday on whether Crimean citizens want to split off and become part of Russia.