Crimea parliament sets vote to break away from Ukraine; West imposes first real sanctions

  • Article by: JUERGEN BAETZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 6, 2014 - 7:45 PM

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia.

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