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Crimea points to overwhelming vote, Russian media delighted at divorce
(03-17 15:09)

Crimea's pro-Moscow leader Sergiy Aksyonov said 96.6 percent of voters casting ballots in a weekend poll chose to break off from Ukraine and join Russia.
“Final results of the referendum – 96.6 percent in favor!'' he tweeted, a day after the disputed poll which is only recognized by Russia and which has sparked an international diplomatic crisis.
Russian media hailed the result.
“Crimea is returning to Russia,'' said pro-government mass circulation newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
“Crimea is divorcing Ukraine,'' said the Moskovsky Komsomolets daily.
“Someone may not like it but we are happy,'' Izvestia newspaper quoted one voter as saying on its front page, next to a picture of smiling and clapping Crimeans.
“Yesterday Crimea made its choice – it wants to be part of Russia,'' said Rossiiskaya Gazeta, the official government newspaper.—AFP


   
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