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Pro-Russia Troops Surround Parliament In Ukraine's Crimea

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March 06, 2014 AT 7:33 AM
Pro-Russian forces surrounded the parliament building in Ukraine's Crimea on Thursday, after lawmakers voted to join Russia and set a referendum within 10 days. The Cossacks were once the patrolmen of Russia's borderlands, and now back pro-Moscow forces controlling Crimea . Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow was simplifying procedures for native Russian speakers who have lived in Russia, or the former Soviet Union, to gain Russian citizenship.