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Referendum 'no different to Scotland', Crimea minister says

Crimea's new information minister has told ITV News that the planned referendum on Sunday is no different to the situation in Scotland and Catalonia.

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Obama orders sanctions on those responsible for crisis

US President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for undermining democratic institutions in Ukraine, the White House said.

The US State Department is putting together visa bans on some individuals involved in threatening territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The visa bans apply to both Russian and Ukrainian officials and other individuals, a senior US official said.

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