Security official: US won't recognize Crimea annexation
The United States will not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia if residents of the region vote to leave Ukraine in a referendum next week, US national security official Tony Blinken said on Sunday.


Crimean officials have called a March 16 vote to confirm that the region, which has an ethnic Russian majority, is a part of Russia in the wake of the ouster of Ukraine's Moscow-allied president last month. (Reuters)