Home > News > World
Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 5:55:02 AM
Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 5:55:54 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The speaker of Crimea's regional assembly said Moscow was likely to respond swiftly to Sunday's referendum on the southern Ukrainian region joining Russia.
With more than half the votes counted, the head of the referendum commission said more than 95 percent of ballots had been cast in favour of union with the Russian Federation, which is widely expected to accept Crimea.
"I think that (Russia) will answer quickly, because you see what is happening to people, it is an important event, it is not only a Crimean event, it is a Russian and a global event," Vladimir Konstantinov told Rossiya 24 news channel.
(Reporting by Lidia Kelly, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
U.S. says China's island-building erodes security; Beijing angered
Sarkozy boosted by support for new French 'Republicans' party
Indian government again issues land acquisition order
Gunmen kill 22 bus passengers in Pakistan attack
China tells workplaces they must have Communist Party units
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
Record-breaker Cook, Lyth give England strong start
Lavish kampung-style feast
Looking forward to better times
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)