Crimea Parliament Declares Independence from Ukraine, U.S. and EU Respond with Sanctions


Crimea’s local parliament has declared independence from Ukraine after a landslide victory in a disputed referendum to join Russia. CCTV’s Tom Barton and Jack Barton report.

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In the wake of the situation in Crimea, which has voted overwhelmingly to join Russia, the United States and the European Union have imposed financial and travel sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian officials connected to the referendum. CCTV’s Nathan King has more.

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While Russia is being strongly criticized by some in the international community over its actions in Crimea, reaction has been very different in Moscow. CCTV’s Natalie Feary reports from the Russian capital.

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