Confidence among ethnic Russians, fear among Ukrainians ahead of Crimea referendum

  • by: MIKE ECKEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 13, 2014 - 7:52 AM

SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE — Men hawk Russian tricolor flags to drivers at traffic lights on the streets of the Crimean capital. Mini-vans emblazoned with election slogans belt out patriotic songs. A World War II bunker has become a drop-off point for people to donate blankets and canned food for armed militiamen who patrol the streets.

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