Crimean parliament formally applies to join Russia

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Crimea's parliament has formally declared independence from Ukraine and asked to join the Russian Federation following Sunday's referendum in which officials say nearly 97% of Crimeans voted to break away from Ukraine.

The government in Kiev has said it will not recognise the results. The US and EU say the vote was illegal and have vowed to impose sanctions on Moscow.

The Crimean peninsula has been under the control of pro-Russia forces since late February. Moscow says the troops are pro-Russian self-defence forces and not under its direct control.

The crisis follows the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych on 22 February, following months of street protests and deadly clashes.

According to the vote in Crimea's parliament on Monday, Ukrainian laws no longer apply in the region and all state Ukrainian state property belongs to Crimea.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev formally approved the partial mobilisation of 40,000 reservists, in response to what it called the "war-time situation".

Speaking in parliament, interim President Oleksandr Turchynov described the referendum as a "great farce" which "will never be recognised either by Ukraine or by the civilised world". (BBC)
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  • Jeezz Monday, 17 March 2014 05:43 PM

    Raj, understand the situation. In the countries that I have mentioned, there are people of one race living in one particular region. In Sri Lanka there are more Tamils living outside your so called homeland in the North and East. So don't make the world laugh at your idea. But Dream On! Nobody can stop you from that. via DM iPad app

    Jeezz Monday, 17 March 2014 05:54 PM

    Appo and the others who try to compare this sitation to Sri Lanka North/East, please read my comment to Raj. via DM iPad app

    sudharshan Monday, 17 March 2014 12:34 PM

    I to agree with Vignesh

    Prasa Monday, 17 March 2014 12:45 PM

    [quote name="appo"]hi jeez,
    if northern provincial council vote to join India will you say the same??? via DM Android App[/quote]

    Over 50% of Tamils live outside N&E. Where do they go?

    max Monday, 17 March 2014 01:39 PM

    honour peoples verdict.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:25 AM

    [quote name="raj"][quote name="Jeezz"]No, if it does not suit Mr. Obama and the West, voting is not democracy. What was good for Croatia, Slowenia, Bosnia and Kosovo in not good for Crimea. their double standards makes the world laugh. via DM Android App[/quote]
    why not we have a vote in North and East[/quote]
    You just did!

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:25 AM

    [quote name="vignes"]If you accept this vote, sri lankan tamil vote go independent[/quote]
    Yes, they can vote to go live in tamil nadu.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:32 AM

    [quote name="Prometheus"]Remember that word - "Sovereignty"! It applies everywhere regardless who supports it. Be it Russia or USA. Even China made it clear that they respect Ukraine's sovereignty.[/quote]
    Pity the US did not respect the sovereignty of Iraq, Pakistan, Afganistan, Libya..... They use the term loosely only when it suits them.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:34 AM

    [quote name="vignes"]If you accept this vote, sri lankan tamil vote go independent[/quote]
    But will the majority tamils living in Colombo also vote the same?

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:35 AM

    [quote name="Deepan"]It could happen to N&E of Sri Lanka! by India?[/quote]
    Oh but India already tried but it backfired on them.

    Jeezz Monday, 17 March 2014 03:29 PM

    No, if it does not suit Mr. Obama and the West, voting is not democracy. What was good for Croatia, Slowenia, Bosnia and Kosovo in not good for Crimea. their double standards makes the world laugh. via DM Android App

    Prometheus Monday, 17 March 2014 02:42 PM

    Remember that word - "Sovereignty"! It applies everywhere regardless who supports it. Be it Russia or USA. Even China made it clear that they respect Ukraine's sovereignty.

    appo Monday, 17 March 2014 03:48 PM

    hi jeez, if northern provincial council vote to join India will you say the same??? via DM Android App

    vignes Monday, 17 March 2014 10:21 AM

    If you accept this vote, sri lankan tamil vote go independent

    raj Monday, 17 March 2014 10:25 AM

    [quote name="Jeezz"]No, if it does not suit Mr. Obama and the West, voting is not democracy. What was good for Croatia, Slowenia, Bosnia and Kosovo in not good for Crimea. their double standards makes the world laugh. via DM Android App[/quote]
    why not we have a vote in North and East

    Deepan Monday, 17 March 2014 10:29 AM

    It could happen to N&E of Sri Lanka! by India?

    mack Monday, 17 March 2014 09:07 PM

    just check the Russian stock market it has gone several points down after that vote. Putin trying is going to lose his already degraded popularity in Moscow via DM Android App

    CROW Monday, 17 March 2014 11:07 AM

    VERY SOON, UN HELPS TO ELECTIONS


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