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Crimean leader Aksyonov says leaving for Moscow

Published on Mar 17, 2014 6:49 PM
 

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AFP) - Crimea's pro-Moscow prime minister Sergiy Aksyonov on Monday said he was leaving for Moscow after the local assembly approved a motion to secede from Ukraine and apply to become part of Russia.

"We are flying to Moscow," he tweeted, after local authorities had earlier said a Crimean delegation would travel to Russia later on Monday in the wake of Sunday's referendum.