Russia past Crimea line
Border city seized just before vote
Posted: March 16, 2014 at 4:57 a.m.
Russian forces backed by helicopter gunships and armored vehicles Saturday took control of a village near the border with Crimea on the eve of a referendum on whether the region should seek annexation by Moscow, Ukrainian officials said.
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