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Crimea: Is the referendum rig?

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Russia alleged its diplomatic and military muscle Saturday as the tension is high awaiting a vote on secession in Crimea.

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About 60 Russian troops deployed in Kherson region, and in the town of Strilkove; just northeast of Crimea

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said the Russian troops “booths on the ground,” and the Ukrainian guards had taken defensive positions.

Crimea is very important because of its neighboring region gets electricity, freshwater and natural gas.

Russia exerted, its veto power, as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council against a U.S. draft resolution that declared Sunday’s Crimea referendum invalid.

Thirteen of the 15 Security Council members backed the resolution, while China abstained.

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin argued that Crimean citizens had a right to self-determination.

What would be the end results of this referendum? It appears that this referendum is just a show as the Russian soldiers are already there to use force.

In addition, Ukraine was part of Russia during 1800s under the leadership of Catherine the Great. Therefore, it is only necessary to Russian to take it back?

Is Putin one step ahead of President Obama? What would be the repercussion of Russia’s action in the international community? What would be the move of Obama to diffuse Crimea’s secession?



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