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Female lawyer turned Web sensation will be prosecutor for Crimea, Russia confirms

Published on Mar 25, 2014 11:09 PM
Crimea's Attorney-General Natalia Poklonskaya. -- PHOTO: NATALIA POKLONSKAYA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE 

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia on Tuesday confirmed a young female lawyer who has won a huge Internet following for her attractive looks, especially in Japan, as prosecutor for Crimea after Moscow incorporated the region into its territory from Ukraine.

Ms Natalya Poklonskaya, 34, has become a web sensation around the world for her good looks and soft voice during the crisis between Russia and Ukraine over the Black Sea peninsula.

She became the top prosecutor for Crimea after publicly breaking with the authorities in Kiev and backing the leaders of the peninsula who supported Crimea becoming Russian territory.

After formally taking the peninsula last week, Russia has now confirmed she will be the chief prosecutor for Crimea as a constituent part of the Russian Federation.

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