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Russia media hails Crimea referendum results

Published on Mar 17, 2014 2:56 PM
 
People sing the Russian national anthem as they celebrate in Simferopol's Lenin Square on March 16, 2014 after exit polls showed that about 95.5 percent of voters in Ukraine's Crimea region supported union with Russia. Russian media on Monday, March 17, 2014, 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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