Russia & Me: Former Post-Soviet Leaders' Views On Crimea's Annexation
On February 27, 2014, Russian troops wearing uniforms without insignia took control of the main government buildings in Crimea. Three weeks later, Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula following a referendum widely considered to be rigged. RFE/RL's Anna Sous spoke with 12 former post-Soviet leaders for her interview series, Russia & Me. Seven gave her their views on those events.