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Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls Russian annexation of Crimea violent, illegal

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Mar. 18, 2014 15:05
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd R), Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (L), Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov (2nd L) and Alexei Chaly, Sevastopol's new de facto mayor (R), join hands after signing a treaty on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula becoming part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/POOL / SERGEI ILNITSKY
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Editor's Note: The following is a statement issued today by Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in protest of Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and make it part of Russia.

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