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Obama Says Crimea Separation Would Violate law

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a referendum for Ukraine's Crimea region to separate and become part of Russia would violate international law.
    
Local government officials in Crimea on Thursday set a March 16 for the referendum vote.
    
Obama told reporters at the White House that would also violate the Ukrainian constitution.

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