UNO expert in international affairs says Vladimir Putin 'is being foolish'
Supporters of Crimea's secession from Ukraine celebrate in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. Ukrainian flags were nowhere to be seen in the city after the region voted Sunday to secede.
Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am
An Omaha expert in international affairs predicted dire economic and political consequences for Russia on Sunday after voters in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula approved annexation by the neighboring superpower.
Thomas Gouttierre, dean of international studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, said the referendum ballot contained two questions: one to grant Crimea greater autonomy within Ukraine and a second — which won overwhelming support — seeking annexation by Russia.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am.