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Putin: "Ukraine is on the verge of civil war"

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The Kremlin has proposed to Kiev to approve a new constitution that will turn Ukraine into a federation, gives the Russian language official status and recognize Crimea as part of Russian territory

Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, has warned that the escalating conflict in Ukraine puts the country "to the brink of civil war." Putin has held this Tuesday night a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in which they exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine after Kiev authorities take, as stated in the official note, the "unconstitutional course to crush the protests with force "in the Ukrainian southeastern regions.

"The President of Russia said that the sharp escalation of conflict actually puts the country (Ukraine) to the brink of civil war," the statement added.

Similarly, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who warned that Ukraine is "on the brink of civil war" because of the current pulse that keep the Kiev authorities and pro-Russian militias in the east of the country said.

"Ukraine is on the verge of civil war., It's terrible. Hopefully who currently depend on decisions (Kiev) have enough sense to not allow that kind of disasters," said Medvedev was quoted by local agencies .

The Russian prime minister, who recalled that Moscow does not recognize as legitimate the present authorities in Kiev considering that came to power after a coup, said that the only way to solve the current crisis is through dialogue.

The general secretary of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon today ruled out sending troops to Ukraine of the world body to consider such action would not be doing "at this time", plus they require a Security Council mandate.

traslation: Belén Zapata