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Crimea River: Ballot Goes Against Ukraine

U.S. and Europe condemn secession vote as illegal

March 17, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The United States and Europe condemned the ballot as illegal and destabilizing and were expected to slap sanctions on Russia for it.

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