Crimea Vote Fully Legal, Putin Tells Obama

Crimea Vote Fully Legal, Putin Tells Obama

Via AFP:

The United States strongly rejected Crimea's vote Sunday on breaking away from Ukraine, hinting at possible additional sanctions on Russia.

In a telephone call, President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the vote that found 95.5 percent of ballots in favor of the Crimean Peninsula leaving Ukraine to rejoin Russia violated the Ukrainian constitution.

"President Obama emphasized that the Crimean 'referendum,' which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention, would never be recognized by the United States and...

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