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G7 Leaders: No Recognition Of Crimea Referendum

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March 12, 2014 AT 4:49 AM
The Group of 7 world leaders say they won't recognize results of a referendum for the Crimea region to split from Ukraine and join Russia. A statement from the seven nations released from the White House on Wednesday calls on Russia "to cease all efforts to change the status of Crimea contrary to Ukrainian law and in violation of international law." U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. The leaders said they would take further action, individually and collectively, if Russia tries to annex Crimea. The statement was from the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States, along with the European Council and the European Commission.