Russian power play: Crimea vote on joining Russia

Pro-Russian activists follow special U.N. envoy Robert Serry

Pro-Russian activists follow special U.N. envoy Robert Serry in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The special U.N. envoy visiting Crimea was threatened by 10 to 15 armed men on Wednesday and ordered to leave the region, where Ukraine and Russia are locked in a tense standoff. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) (March 6, 2014 11:17 AM)

(AP) Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday when lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days - and Russian lawmakers pushed a bill to facilitate a handover. Russian President Vladimir Putin's hand was almost certainly behind the dramatic move, but it was not clear whether he is aiming for outright annexation, or simply strengthening...

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