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On The Scene: Crimean Referendum Stirs Passions

Witnesses and Western analysts say thousands of Russian military personnel have crossed into Crimea since last week, setting off a groundswell of Western condemnation against Russian President Vladimir Putin, and warnings of stiff penalties if Moscow fails to withdraw.   Russian and pro-Russian forces in Crimea continue to consolidate their hold of the region, reinforcing barricades around Ukrainian military bases and scuttling a ship to block the Ukrainian navy.   The military...

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