Crimean Tatars to boycott referendum in Ukraine

March 11, 2014


(AP/Darko Vojinovic)
Crimean Tatars demonstrate at a pro-Ukraine rally in Simferopol.

A majority of Crimea is ethnically Russian. But there are also several other ethnic groups in the region, including Tatars, Belarusians and Armenians. Many of the ethnic minorities have said they will boycott any referendum which would lead to annexation with Russia. We'll find out why.