Cristina Fernandez compared the referendum in the Black Sea peninsula to the one that took place last year in the Falkland Islands, a British territory that Argentina claims as its own and refers to as the “Islas Malvinas.”
A global, and historical, perspective has largely been devoid of the Crimean question thus far.
Crimea is a dangling appendix to the Ukraine. It is connected by a narrow patch of land barely ten miles across. The total area of the Ukraine is about 233,000 square miles. The total area of Crimea is about 10,000 square miles, so Crimea represents only 4.3% of the total area of the Ukraine. Russia has based its naval fleet at Sevastopol in