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Crimeans Vote To Secede Ukraine To Join Russia
A referendum ballot with a Russia vote is displayed as referendum staff collect the votes of people too infirm to visit a polling stations on March 16, 2014 in a prodominantly Russian area of Bachchisaray, Ukraine. Crimeans go to the polls today in a vote that which will decide whether the peninsular will break away from mainland Ukraine. The referendum, which has been dismissed as illegal by the West, follows the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych by pro-Western and nationalist protesters. As the standoff between the Russian military and Ukrainian forces continues in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, world leaders are continuing to push for a diplomatic solution to the escalating situation though many believe that there is every likelihood that thy vote will favour Crimea being incorporated into Russia.
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