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Russian forces storm Ukraine naval HQ in Crimea

Russian forces storm Ukraine naval HQ in Crimea

Sevastopol and Simferopol, Reuters—Russian troops and unarmed men stormed Ukraine’s naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Wednesday and raised the Russian flag in a tense but peaceful takeover that signals Moscow’s intent to neutralize...
Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian

Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian

Moscow, Reuters—Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, told parliament on Tuesday that Russia will move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine’s Crimean region. Putin signed an order “to approve the draft...
Crimea asks to join Russia after Soviet-style vote

Crimea asks to join Russia after Soviet-style vote

Simferopol and Brussels, Reuters—Crimea formally applied to join Russia on Monday after its leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent vote in favor of quitting Ukraine in a referendum condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West that will trigger immediate sanctions....