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Pro-Russian servicemen man their position at the Chongar check point blocking the entrance to Crimea on March 7, 2014. Two buses carrying OSCE observers trying to enter Crimea turned back Friday after being blocked by armed men at a checkpoint, an AFP reporter said.
Pro-Russian servicemen man their position at the Chongar check point blocking the entrance to Crimea on March 7, 2014. Two buses carrying OSCE observers trying to enter Crimea turned back Friday after being blocked by armed men at a checkpoint, an AFP reporter said.

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Despite international sanctions, Putin continues to strengthen Russian control of the Crimean peninsula.

Russia tightens grip on Crimea

Despite international sanctions, Putin continues to strengthen Russian control of the Crimean peninsula.