A Russian army helicopter patrols as Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near a village that is adjacent to Crimea. Photo: Reuters

China calls for calm as Crimea declares independence from Ukraine

Move to align with Russia labelled a farce by interim president as Kiev plans to mobilise reservists while China pushes for restraint

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A Russian army helicopter patrols as Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near a village that is adjacent to Crimea. Photo: Reuters
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