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March 06, 2014 AT 7:19 AM
Lawmakers in Crimea declared their intention Thursday to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead, and scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide the fate of the disputed peninsula. Russian lawmakers, clearly savoring the action, said that if Crimea votes to become part of Russia, they plan to vote on legislation that would speed up the procedure of making that happen. Chairman of the Russian community of Crimea and co-chairman of the Russian Unity Party, MP Sergei Tsekov: The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions against pro-Russian opponents to the new Ukraine government in Kiev, and cleared the way for upcoming financial sanctions, as the West began punishing Moscow for refusing to withdraw its troops from the strategic region that also houses Russia's Black Sea fleet. Crimean resident Vladimir Goncharov says now that the referendum is scheduled, the situation is peaceful: