10:37 07/03/2014

MOSCOW, March 7 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine’s Crimean city of Sevastopol has voted to become part of Russia, mirroring an earlier vote by the region’s parliament and consolidating support for the majority ethnic Russian region to formally secede from Ukraine in an upcoming popular vote.

The Sevastopol city council voted “to join the Russian Federation as a subject,” the council said in a statement Thursday evening.

http://twitya.com/r/http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/ukraine/2014/ukraine-140307-rianovosti02.htm

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Hollande to continue cooperation with Russia, Mistral helicopter carriers to be supplied

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Western Businesses in Russia Are Watchful and Wary

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Ukraine hasn’t made its February fuel payment and owes Russia $1.89 billion:

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Photos of an abandoned bunker in Crimea which used to store nuclear weapons

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Why Obama’s sanctions against Russia are a mistake (and why all parties in the Ukraine crisis are handling it badly).

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Tense standoff reported at Crimean military post

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New Video : Tense standoff reported at Crimean military post

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Ukraine’s new government may start repressions against their opponents

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Russian troops storm Ukrainian missile defence site in dramatic escalation of … – Daily Mail: NDTVRus... uw

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Armed men in Crimea confiscate equipment from Associated Press employees, contractors working there

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  • No shots were fired in the attack on the base but move is the first time Russians have used force after seizing Crimea
  • Pentagon insists ‘routine’ deployment of USS Truxtun has nothing to do with Russia’s effective seizure of Crimea
  • It’s arrival in the Black Sea came just hours after the Pentagon announced a massive increase in airpower in the region
  • Russian newspaper claims Viktor Yanukovych is in ‘grave’ condition after a heart attack in Moscow
  • Austrian SWAT teams boarded plane carrying Ukraine’s new Prime Minister following ‘terrorist threat’
  • French foreign minister has said second round of sanctions against Russia could follow if first do not succeed
  • Austrian foreign minister calls Ukraine’s repeal of a law making Russian a recognised language in some regions an ‘absolute mistake’

By Will Stewart and David Williams and James Rush and Damien Gayle

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576003/Russian-troops-storm-Ukrainian-missile-defence-site-dramatic-escalation-Crimea-crisis-U-S-sends-warship-Black-Sea.html

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Crimean leaders get red carpet treatment on visit to Moscow:

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  1. I know you don’t read this but I found a solution that works to stop battle over Crimea – UN makes it independent right now

  2. If the UN in special session grants full independent state status to Crimea right now, Russia can’t annex it, fight is over

  3. It is what Crimea wants, it satisfies the needs of the area & serves Crimea w UN services independently, they become nation

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