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Crimea votes to join Russia

Published On: Mar 16 2014 08:10:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 23 2014 12:05:18 PM CDT

Voters show up in Ukrain's Crimean Peninsula to vote for secession.

Western leaders are planning to move swiftly to punish Russia with economic sanctions.

The move follows a secession referendum Sunday in Crimea. Residents there voted to join Russia.

The U.S. and European Union say the referendum was illegal under the Ukrainian constitution and the vote was held under duress in a region crawling with Russian troops.

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