SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AFP) - Crimea's regional assembly on Monday declared independence from Ukraine and applied to join Russia, saying all Ukrainian state property on the peninsula would be nationalised.
LONDON (REUTERS) - European Union foreign ministers will agree asset freezes and travel bans on Russian individuals after Ukraine's Crimea region voted for annexation by Russia, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday.
MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia's finance ministry said on Monday Moscow may offer a special tax regime for Ukraine's southern Crimea region, which voted overwhelmingly in a referendum on Sunday to join Russia.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AFP) - Crimea's pro-Moscow leader Sergiy Aksyonov on Monday said 96.6 per cent of voters casting ballots in a weekend poll chose to break off from Ukraine and join Russia.
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian media on Monday hailed the results of a referendum in Crimea to split from Ukraine and join Russia, lauding the Black Sea peninsula's move to return to Kremlin rule.