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Obama says Crimea separation would violate law

Created: 03/06/2014 1:17 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

President Barack Obama says a referendum for Ukraine's Crimea region to separate and become part of Russia would violate international law.

Local government officials in Crimea on Thursday set a March 16 for the referendum vote.

Obama told reporters at the White House that would also violate the Ukrainian constitution.



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