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China abstains in UN vote on Crimea referendum

15.03.14 @ 18:34

  1. By EUOBSERVER

China abstained in a UN Security Council vote on a resolution, sponsored by the EU and US, saying Sunday's referendum in Crimea "has no validity." Russia vetoed the text, but China's decision not to veto is seen by EU diplomats as a sign of Moscow's isolation on the world stage.