In this photo taken Wednesday, March 5, 2014, pro-russian supporters display their placards, on of them is written "Crimea is against fascism" outside local parliament in Simferopol, Ukraine. Ukraine ... more 
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 5, 2014, pro-russian supporters display their placards, on of them is written "Crimea is against fascism" outside local parliament in Simferopol, Ukraine. Ukraine is facing a potentially crippling geographic and cultural divide, a growing gulf between supporters of Russia who dominate the east and south of the country, and western Ukrainians who yearn for closer ties to Western Europe. One side of that divide is even starker in Crimea, a Black Sea peninsula. For much of the past 200 years, Crimea was under Russian and Soviet control, and today most Crimeans see themselves as only nominally Ukrainian and Russian is, by far, the dominant language (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sergei Grits
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 6:18 AM EST