Show of solidarity

Print edition : December 08, 2017

Russian servicemen take part in the Navy Day celebrations in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, on July 30, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/PAVEL REBROV

At a polling station in Simferopol during the referendum on March 16, 2014. Photo: AFP/VIKTOR DRACHEV

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych after his ouster in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, on February 28, 2014. Photo: AP/Pavel Golovkin

Protesters in Kiev on February 15, 2014 after President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a key E.U. trade pact in favour of closer ties with Russia. Photo: AFP/MARTIN BUREAU

An international conference held in Yalta highlights how Crimea has been subjected to harsh sanctions by the West since it conducted a constitutionally valid referendum to secede from Ukraine in 2014.
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