Crimea parliament declares independence following referendum

[JURIST] The Crimean parliament on Monday formally declared the region independent and asked to join the Russian Federation following a vote to secede from Ukraine. The US and EU have called the vote illegal [press release], and the EU stated that the vote’s outcome would not be recognized [AP report]. The US on Monday announced sanctions [AP report] against seven Russian officials while the EU’s foreign ministers imposed travel bans and asset freezes against 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine….

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/03/crimea-parliament-declares-independence-following-referendum.php

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