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Ukraine crisis: Early results show Crimea votes to join Russia

Preliminary results in Sunday's referendum on whether Ukraine's Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state show overwhelming support for Russia.<p>With 75% percent of the ballots counted, close to 96% of voters want to become part of that country, according to the Crimean …

Why Crimea Is So Valuable To Russia

Ukraine's interim prime minister warned the Crimean parliament that "no one in the civilized world" would recognize its referendum, calling the vote "unconstitutional" and "illegitimate". But the referendum has the support of the Russian parliament, with the speaker of the upper house saying that …

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U.S. Steps In Response To Russia's Intervention In Ukraine

President Obama has condemned Russia's intervention in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, while Secretary of State John Kerry has been meeting with European, Russian and Ukrainian leaders in search of a peaceful resolution to the crisis.<p>Here are some of the measures the U.S. has taken in recent</b> …

United Nations Envoy in Crimea Nearly Kidnapped by Armed Men

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>United Nations officials said today that, U.N. envoy and secretary-general representative Robert …

Russia and US meet over crisis in Ukraine

The top diplomats of Russia and the US have met for the first time over the crisis in Ukraine, a meeting that coincided with a US announcement it was increasing military support for Eastern European allies.<p>The US secretary of state, John Kerry, met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday …

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