McClatchy News quotes Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s address to the Atlantic Council:

Yatsenyuk later spoke to an overflow crowd at the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy institute, thanking the United States and the European Union for responding to the crisis “with one voice.” He said Ukraine still considers Russia a partner and wants to get back to real bilateral relations, but it can’t with tanks and troops present as part of an “incursion.”

“If it’s about Crimea, we as a Ukrainian government are ready to start a national dialogue to increase the rights of autonomous republic of Crimea, starting with taxes and ending with other aspects, like language issues,” he said. “We’re ready to start this dialogue – but the constitutional one, in the Ukrainian Parliament, having everyone sitting at the table.”

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