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Concerns over Crimea's future rise in Ukraine

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 - 00:53

Feb. 25 - The mainly Russian-speaking territory of Crimea has become a topic of intense discussion following recent political upheaval in Ukraine. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Russia's Black Sea fleet is on the move in Ukraine. Soldiers are protecting Russian properties in Crimea, where the fleet is based. Fleet officials also fear reprisals against the 60,000 Russian-speaking Ukrainians and Russian nationals living in Sevastopol, Ukraine. Some residents there are signing up for self-defense groups. The fear of reprisals stems from the geopolitical nature of the country. People in the Russian-speaking east tend to sympathize with Moscow, which supported the recently ousted president Viktor Yanukovich. The Ukrainian-speaking west favors greater independence from Russia. Ukraine's parliament has already raised concerns about "signs of separatism." A national security council meeting was held Tuesday to address the concerns.

Concerns over Crimea's future rise in Ukraine

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 - 00:53

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