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IPFS News Link • Russia

Crimean Parliament Votes Unanimously To Become Part Of Russia

• by Michael B Kelley

According to RIA news agency, the text of the law said that the Ukrainian peninsula agreed "to enter into the Russian Federation with the rights of a subject of the Russian Federation."

Russia's lower hour of legislature is now  considering  annexation of Crimea.

There will be a regionwide referendum on March 16. Crimea comprises 60% ethnic Russians.

The region's parliament stated that the  autonomous republic  was seceding "as a the result of the unconstitutional coup," which is how Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the installation of a pro-EU interim government.