Where The Fight Over Crimea Began04:53

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that he is not trying to make Crimea a part of Russia and that only people living in Crimea can determine their future.

But how did this piece of land become so contested? In 2008, former NPR correspondent Anne Garrels took a look at the Ukrainian city and it's relationship with Russia.


  • Anne Garrels, former NPR correspondent.

This segment aired on March 4, 2014.

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