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Obama, EU challenge Crimea secession with Russia sanctions


President Obama and leaders in the European Union announced new penalties against Russia a day after citizens in the Ukrainian region of Crimea voted to secede. But Russia appeared unfazed in the face of its toughest sanctions since the end of the Cold War. Meanwhile the Ukrainian government vowed to oppose the annexation, with force if necessary. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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