- Crimea Will Formally Apply To Join Russia Tomorrow After 95.5% Support Referendum; US, UK, EU Reject Results!
by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
UPDATE: While earlier exit polls indicated strong support, the preliminary results are now being announced:
*CRIMEA TO JOIN RUSSIA BACKED BY 95.5%: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
*CRIMEA TO REMAIN IN UKRAINE BACKED BY 3.5%: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Crimea will apply tomorrow to join Russia:
Crimea’s regional government will make a formal application today to join the Russian Federation, the local pro-Moscow leader said on Twitter after a disputed referendum to break away from Ukraine.
“The Supreme Soviet of Crimea will make an official application for the republic to join the Russian Federation at a meeting on March 17,” Sergiy Aksyonov said in a tweet.
The celebrations are widespread throughout Crimea: