Crimea Joins Russia; US Destroyer Heads To The Black Sea

By unanimous vote, the Crimea parliament has joined the Russian Federation. They have given 10 days for a final decision. This in the midst of the EU leaders gathering to find ways to get Russia to back down. Today, Obama signed an executive order for visa and property sanctions against Russia.  At the same time, the US Navy announced that a guided-missile destroyer, the USS Truxton, was heading to the Black Sea in what it said was a long-planned training exercise and not a show of force.

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