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Crimea’s referendum corrected Soviet-era mistake - Gorbachev Published time: March 17, 2014 22:28 Edited time: March 18, 2014 00:17 Get short URL Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (AFP Photo) Tags Conflict , Law , Opposition , Politics , Russia , Ukraine The people of Crimea fixed a Soviet-era mistake with the Sunday’s referendum and the will of the people should not be punished by sanctions, said former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. “Earlier Crimea was merged with Ukraine under Soviet laws, to be more exact by the [Communist] party's laws, without asking the people, and now the people have decided to correct that mistake. This should be welcomed instead of declaring sanctions," he told Interfax on Monday. Gorbachev praised the referendum, stating that it “reflects the aspirations of Crimea's residents." He criticized the use of sanctions against Russia in retaliat...