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Authorities in Kyiv and Crimea Battle over Planned Referendum

Ukraine's interim president has signed a decree canceling a planned referendum on Crimea joining Russia, but Crimean officials vow the vote will go ahead.Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov signed the decree Friday, a day after Crimea's Moscow-backed legislature voted for the peninsula to become part of Russia and scheduled a referendum on the issue for March 16. Mr. Turchynov on Thursday called the planned referendum a "farce" and accused the Russian military of...

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