A man holds a Crimean flag as he secures the Crimean parliament building in central Simferopol on March 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF
KIEV: Ukraine recalled its ambassador to Russia on Monday for consultations on the international ramifications of the situation in its Crimea region, which has voted to join Russia.
"In connection with the situation in Crimea and the necessity of discussing some of its international aspects, the Ukrainian side is recalling its ambassador to the Russian Federation, Volodymyr Yelchenko," the Foreign Ministry said.
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