Crimea will apply Monday to join Russia
Publish Date: Mar 16, 2014
Crimea will apply Monday to join Russia
A pro-Russian supporter holds a Russian flag with the portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev during celebrations in Sevastopol on March 16, 2014. PHOTO BY AFP
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SIMFEROPOL - Crimea's regional government will make a formal application Monday 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.

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