Medvedev tells Yatsenyuk about responsibility for possible use of force against Russians
"Meanwhile, it was noted that Russia retains the right to protect legitimate interests of Russian citizens and servicemen stationed in the autonomous republic of Crimea," the press service said.
Russian armed forces "are empowered to act according to a mandate given to the Russian president by Federation Council upper house of parliament if necessary," Medvedev said.
"At the conversation Medvedev also noted responsibility of Ukrainian officials if any unlawful decisions are taken for use of force against Russian citizens," the press service said.
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