Obama says referendum for Crimea to become part of Russia would violate international law

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 6, 2014 - 6:24 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.

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