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March 19, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A standoff between Ukrainian riot troops and pro-Russian politicians running the separatist republic of Crimea ended without bloodshed Saturday, a day after Ukraine abolished the region's presidency and constitution. Nonetheless, the Ukrainian Parliament's action to block Crimean independence has served as a direct challenge to Russia, and it is expected to heighten tensions between the two nuclear-armed successor states of the former Soviet Union.
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March 19, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A standoff between Ukrainian riot troops and pro-Russian politicians running the separatist republic of Crimea ended without bloodshed Saturday, a day after Ukraine abolished the region's presidency and constitution. Nonetheless, the Ukrainian Parliament's action to block Crimean independence has served as a direct challenge to Russia, and it is expected to heighten tensions between the two nuclear-armed successor states of the former Soviet Union.
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May 22, 1992 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running the risk of provoking Ukraine to new heights of fury, Russia's Parliament on Thursday ruled invalid the 1954 transfer of the balmy Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine. In a move sure to bring relations between the two superpowers of the Commonwealth of Independent States even closer to the boiling point, the Russian Parliament declared that Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev's "gift" of the Crimea to Ukraine 38 years ago "lacked legal force."
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June 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The heads of the Ukrainian and Crimean parliaments agreed that Crimea will remain part of Ukraine but enjoy special economic status. The Russian Itar-Tass news agency said the agreement was reached at a meeting in the Black Sea port of Yalta. Crimea was handed over to Ukraine in 1954, but the Russian Parliament has declared the decision illegal, and Ukrainian nationalists fear Russia aims to seize the territory.
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June 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The heads of the Ukrainian and Crimean parliaments agreed that Crimea will remain part of Ukraine but enjoy special economic status. The Russian Itar-Tass news agency said the agreement was reached at a meeting in the Black Sea port of Yalta. Crimea was handed over to Ukraine in 1954, but the Russian Parliament has declared the decision illegal, and Ukrainian nationalists fear Russia aims to seize the territory.
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May 22, 1992 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running the risk of provoking Ukraine to new heights of fury, Russia's Parliament on Thursday ruled invalid the 1954 transfer of the balmy Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine. In a move sure to bring relations between the two superpowers of the Commonwealth of Independent States even closer to the boiling point, the Russian Parliament declared that Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev's "gift" of the Crimea to Ukraine 38 years ago "lacked legal force."
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