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Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Thirteen)

Residents of Crimea went to sleep in the Ukraine and woke up in Russia
March 17, 2014, 6:23pm

Some people might say that two weeks isn't enough time to prepare for referendum to separating from the country that you've been a part of for the last 70 years. But that's not what a reported 95.5 percent of Crimeans think, according to the official vote count. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visits the polling stations in Simferopol, including predominantly Tartar areas where the pro-Russian fervor is seemingly absent.


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