Crimea's Muslim Tatars flee for Ukraine

Fearful of Russia's takeover, thousands of the troubled peninsula's residents flee for western Ukraine.

    As world leaders consider further sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea, some Crimean Tatars say they're so frightened by Russia's takeover, they're fleeing to Ukraine.

    Authorities in the western city of Lviv say more than a thousand Tartars have arrived there.

    Russian forces now control virtually all the Crimean peninsula's military installations, and regulate the borders.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Crimea.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.