NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 2014
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Sanctions against Russian officials after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Crimea an independent state featured; scenes shown of Putin awarding medal to Russian Paralympians, celebrations in Crimea, and a pro-Russian demonstration in Donetsk. [President OBAMA, Undersecretary of Treasury David COHEN, NBC News analyst Michael McFAUL- comment.]
(Crimea: Richard Engel) The vote in Crimea to break from Ukraine and join with Russia featured; scenes shown of people celebrating and riot police; details given about the concerns of pro-Ukrainians.
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