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Ukraine Voters Flock to Polls as Crimea Holds Referendum

Ukraine Voters Flock to Polls as Crimea Holds Referendum

The Telegraph: The Crimean region voted on Sunday about whether to demand greater autonomy from Ukraine or split off and seek to join Russia, in a referendum that has been condemned as illegal by the US and European countries.

The vote took place several weeks after Russian-led forces took control of Crimea, a predominantly ethnic Russian region. Its residents say they fear the Ukrainian government that took over when pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted last month will oppress them.

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