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US, EU Action Expected After Crimea Referendum

Voters in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula have cast ballots in a referendum widely expected to endorse joining Russia.  The United States and the European Union strongly objected to the vote, and could announce punitive steps against Russia and additional support for Ukraine.   Voter turnout was high and dominated by pro-Russian Crimeans, including retired Soviet sailor Vladimir Lozovoy.   “I want to cry.  Finally I have returned to my motherland.  It is an...

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