The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars urges all that care about Crimea’s fate to boycott referendum

Is there a quorum for the referendum?

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299045_103599896417170_1860007351_nThe Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars urges to boycott the referendum that has been appointed for March, 16. Their appeal is posted on the FB page of the  Qırımtatar Milliy Meclisi:

TO EVERYONE, WHO CARES ABOUT THE FATE OF CRIMEA! WE URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT THIS REFERENDUM!

The referendum on which we, Crimean residents, are being offered to make a choice for the future of our children, the future of our Crimea, the future of the whole country, has been appointed for March, 16.

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USA persuaded Japan and China to side with Ukraine

Great diplomatic maneuvering by President Obama!

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To each of these countries, Obama promised what they wanted to hear

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has published information about the content of phone conversations between President of the U.S. Barack Obama and the leaders of Japan and China on the situation in Ukraine. In particular, the conversation of Obama with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 7 says: “The two leaders agreed that Russia’s actions are a threat to international peace and security, and emphasised the importance of maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. They agreed to work with other partners in G-7 and insist on Russia complying with its commitments and promises regarding Ukraine’s sovereignty, including those in accordance with the UN Charter and the Agreement on stationing since 1997. They indicated that Russia has an opportunity to resolve the situation by diplomatic means so that it is in the interests of Russia, Ukraine, and…

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The Curious Case of Abdul Waheed Majeed

A British citizen involved in a suicide bombing in Syria as the radicalizing conflict becomes internationalized.

British citizen turned suicide bomber, courtesy of the Huffington Post U.K.
British citizen turned suicide bomber, courtesy of the Huffington Post U.K.

Casciani, Dominic. “The Man from Maryrs Avenue Who Became a Suicide Bomber in Syria.” BBC. March 11, 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26452992

Huffington Post U.K. “Abdul Waheed Majeed ‘U.K.’s First Suicide Bomber in Syria,’ Pictured Smiling with Local Children.” February 14, 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/14/abdul-waheed-majeed-britains-first-suicide-bomber-syria_n_4787975.html

Robson, Steve. “VIDEO: Shocking Footage of Shows ‘Mad Max’ Briton ‘Carry Out Suicide Bombing in Syrian Prison Break.” Mirror. February 14, 2014. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/abdul-waheed-majeed-footage-british-3145802

Crimean Tatars Warn Russia of Jihad

Parallels between Crimea and Chechnya…

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Radical representatives of the Crimean Tatar community vow to fight Russian invaders, said Mustafa Dzhemilyev, a leader of Crimean Tatars and a member of Crimean Parliament in an interview to Financial Times.

He said, people with such requests personally approached him. “We have Islamist, Wahhabis, Salafis… groups who have fought [with the opposition] in Syria. They say: an enemy has entered our land and we are ready,” said Dzhemilyev.

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VICE NEWS videos – on the ground in Crimea (6 part series)

Russian Roulette the 6 (and more?) VICE News series on the ground in Crimea following events as they unfold.

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VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels to various parts of Crimea in this series on the invasion, occupation, illegal referendum and overall crisis in Crimea, Ukraine. The series continues, so keep an eye out for new episodes. Since there are so few cameras allowed on the ground there, this is a rare chance to see the people involved and get a sense of the tensions, the weaponry, and many of the details we’ve been blogging about in text form, on camera.

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch One)

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Two)

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Three)

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Four)

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Five)

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Six)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdBeGwXgoqI

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