Crimea prepares for referendum under heavy military presence (21)

Reuters 2014.03.15 14:08
By Aleksandar Vasovic and Mike Collett-White SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations on Saturday for a referendum widely expected to transfer control of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine to Moscow, despite the threat of sanctions and condemnation from Western governments. Sunday's vote, dismissed by Kiev as illegal, has triggered the worst East-
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