March 9, 2014

Crimea Ignites Age-Old Battle

Peter Baker, New York Times

The Associated Press

They wanted to break away from a country they considered hostile. The central government cried foul, calling it a violation of international law. But with the help of a powerful foreign military, they succeeded in severing ties.

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