Friday, March 7, 2014

Crimea's parliament asks to join Russia

Members of parliament in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea have voted to formally become part of the Russian Federation.
Parliament said the decision would be put to the Crimean people for their verdict in a referendum in ten days' time.

Ukraine's interim government has said any such vote would be unconstitutional.

Crimea, whose population is mostly Russian, has been at the centre of tensions following the fall of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.