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There is little appetite in the West to use military might to stop Russia's incursion into Crimea, says an expert with the Centre for International Governance Innovation, even though the crisis in Ukraine is one of the most serious in Europe since the end of the Second World War.

Simon Palamar, a researcher at the Waterloo think-tank who specializes in global security, says the situation in Ukraine is quite fluid and unpredictable.

After moving across the border into Ukraine on the weekend, Russian troops controlled all Ukrainian border posts Monday in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, all military...

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