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Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law

President Barack Obamtalks about situatiUkraine Thursday March 6 2014 briefing room White House Washington. The president said referendum for Ukraine's

President Barack Obama talks about the situation in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said a referendum for Ukraine's Crimea region to separate and become part of Russia would violate international law. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ORG XMIT: DCPM113 ORG XMIT: CST1403061236540151

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Updated: March 6, 2014 2:16PM

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, and the United States moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea. Read More

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