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Crimea Referendum

Can Russians' Seizing of Crimea Be Legalized?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

World leaders need to acknowledge that, if they were in Mr. Putin's shoes, they would try to accomplish the same but might do it differently. Hence, condemning the methods used, they need to give Russia and its president a chance to legalize the grab of Crimea.

Crimea 'Vote' Once Happened Here

Patrick Hope | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Patrick Hope

The best way to limit Russian aggression is to strike at their economy, and thus their ability to finance these illegal operations.

Crimea's Technically Flawed Referendum

David L. Phillips | Posted 05.19.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

The referendum in Crimea was neither an exercise in democracy, consulting Crimeans on important decisions about their future; nor was it an effective conflict management tool, distributing power between competing interests.

U.S. Vows More Russia Sanctions Over Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday vowed to take further action against those supporting Russia's move to annex Uk...

LOOK: Pro-Russia Crimeans Jump For Joy

Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Pro-Russian supporters in Crimea erupted in celebration Sunday night after exit polls indicated 97 percent of voters in the Ukrainian peninsula favore...

Matt Sheehan

Crimea Referendum Sparks Secession Debate In China | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

In the aftermath of Crimea's controversial referendum and overwhelming vote to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia, Chinese diplomats found themselves fac...

Crimea Votes To Join Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Adrian Croft SIMFEROPOL/BRUSSELS, March 17 (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union imposed sanc...

Crimea's Parliament Declares Independence

AP | By JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ignoring the toughest sanctions against Moscow since the end of the Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Ukrai...

97 Percent Of Voters In Crimea Support Joining Russia

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Final results of the referendum in Crimea show that 97 percent of voters have supported leaving Ukraine to join Russia, the head of th...

EU Condemns Crimea Referendum

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Sunday condemned the referendum in Ukraine's Crimea as illegal and is taking steps to increase sanctions again...

Exit Polls: 93 Percent Of Crimea Voters Wants Union With Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

By Mike Collett-White and Ronald Popeski SIMFEROPOL/KIEV, March 16 (Reuters) - Russian state media said Crimeans voted overwhelmingly ...

Russian Troops Mass As Crimea Votes

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/KIEV, March 16 (Reuters) - Crimeans voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with Ki...


Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

KIEV, March 16 (Reuters) - The defence ministries of Ukraine and Russia have agreed on a truce in Crimea until March 21, Ukraine's acting defence mi...

Crimea Votes On Whether To Join Russia

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and MIKE ECKEL | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overw...

Crimea To Vote On Joining Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

* Poll expected to transfer control of Crimea to Russia * Ukraine rulers accuse Kremlin agents of fomenting trouble ...

Russia Presses On With Crimea Takeover

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

By Andrew Osborn and Lina Kushch SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine, March 14 (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians involved in Russia's gradual tak...

Russia Masses Troops Near Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 13 (Reuters) - Russia announced on Thursday it had started military exercises near the border with Ukraine in what is likely to be seen ...

Nationalist Fervor And Uncertainty Take Over Crimea

AP | MIKE ECKEL | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE (AP) — Men hawk Russian tricolor flags to drivers at traffic lights on the streets of the Crimean capital. Mini-vans emblazoned ...

John Kerry To Meet Russian Minister In London To Discuss Ukraine Crisis

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to London to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) ...

G7 Leaders Warn Russia On Crimea Referendum

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of 7 world leaders say they won't recognize results of a referendum for the Crimea region to split from Ukraine and join...

Crimea Ballot: Yes To Join Russia, Or Yes To Join Russia

Reuters | Richard Balmforth | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

* Ballot paper offers no choice for staying with status quo * Both options lead to Crimea passing under Russian control KIEV, March 11 (Reuters)...

Obama Discusses Ukraine Resolution With Chinese Leader

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have agreed on the importance of upholding Ukraine's sov...

Russian Propaganda Stokes Fears In Crimea

AP | TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Sometimes, the old actor remembers the war far too clearly. Though he was only a small child, he can tell you about the e...

Crimea Moves Up Referendum On Joining Russia

AP | TIM SULLIVAN and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in Crimea voted unanimously Thursday to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead, and scheduled a referendum ...