[JURIST] Crimea's parliament voted Tuesday to secede from the Ukraine and declare itself an independent state in the event of a yes vote in a referendum scheduled for Sunday. Ukraine's parliament, calling [RIA Novosti report] the Crimean referendum unconstitutional and violative of international law, warned Crimea to cancel the referendum [Guardian report] by Wednesday or face dissolution. Crimea, a region within the Ukraine of majority Russian ethnicity, insists its declaration of independence does not violate international law, citing a 2010...

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