Is Crimea part of Russia or Ukraine?
Crimea, Ukraine: In a referendum that was disputed as illegal and under occupation, a vast majority of Crimean residents who voted reportedly chose to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Shortly thereafter the Russian government approved the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. In late March 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved a resolution declaring this referendum and Russia's annexation as invalid and affirming Ukraine's territorial jurisdiction of Crimea. One hundred of the UN's 193 member states approved the resolution, and 11 member states voted against it.
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