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Russian lawmakers cancel OK for Ukraine force

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MOSCOW -

On Russian President Vladimir Putin's request, the upper house of Russian parliament has canceled a resolution allowing the use of military in Ukraine.

Wednesday's vote comes a day after Putin asked lawmakers to rescind his March 1 request for using troops in Ukraine. He said that his move is intended to help support peace process in Ukraine, which began with a weeklong cease-fire Friday.

Putin's action is driven by his desire to avoid another round of Western sanctions, which is set to be discussed at the European Union summit Friday

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