For Crimea, Split From Ukraine Would Be Complicated And Costly
By Eleanor Beardsley • Mar 20, 2014
Originally published on March 20, 2014 4:37 am
Crimea is a poor region, heavily subsidized by Kiev, and gets all its gas, water and food from Ukraine. Russia doesn't even have a land link with the Crimean peninsula and absorbing it will affect banks, schools, tourism and pensions for residents.