Russian Parliament to Authorize Crimean Accession in Coming Days

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Bulgaria: Russian Parliament to Authorize Crimean Accession in Coming Days Crimeans celebrate waving Russian flags on the night of the referendum. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The Russian Parliament is expected to pass legislation in the coming days regarding Crimea’s accession into its federation.

On Sunday, over 96% of Crimeans voted in favor of splitting from Ukraine, in a referendum, which was not internationally recognized.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the State Duma (Parliament) on Tuesday, on the issue of Crimea.

The referendum was monitored by 70 observers from 23 countries. There have been no major violations reported, and the vote passed in a calm atmosphere, according to ITAR-TASS.

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