UN General Assembly approves resolution calling Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea illegal

  • Article by: EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 27, 2014 - 5:50 PM

UNITED NATIONS — In a surprisingly strong rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday affirmed Ukraine's territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal.

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