Crimeans OK Ukraine exit, Russia union
West slams referendum, vows economic sanctions
Posted: March 17, 2014 at 4:22 a.m.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to reunite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for more than two centuries.
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