Russian parliament backs Crimea vote, brushes off sanctions threat
(Photo Emilo Morenati/AP)
CRIMEA, Ukraine -- So said Russia's parliament Friday, as it gave its defiant support to Crimean lawmakers who want to see their region split from Ukraine and join Russia.
The lawmakers' unanimous call for a vote on separation prompted howls of outrage Thursday in the United States and Europe -- and the threat of sanctions including asset freezes, visa bans and travel bans. Read more (via CNN)
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