Russia media hails Crimea referendum results
Published on Mar 17, 2014 2:56 PM
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.
"Crimea is returning to Russia," said pro-government mass circulation newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
"Crimea is divorcing Ukraine," said the Moskovsky Komsomolets daily.
"Someone may not like it but we are happy," Izvestia newspaper quoted one voter as saying on its front page, next to a picture of smiling and clapping Crimeans.
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