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Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'

Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.

Crimea's leader says he will apply to join Russia on Monday. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people's wishes.

John Simpson reports.

  • 16 Mar 2014
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