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In pictures: Night of celebrations in Crimea

© Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-17

Thousands of pro-Russian Crimeans celebrated on the streets of Simferopol Sunday night following a referendum in which the overwhelming majority voted for the region in southern Ukraine to become part of Russia.

Chanting “Rossiya! Rossiya! (Russia! Russia!) , jubilant crowds of ethnic Russians began converging on the regional capital’s Lenin Square towards the end of the afternoon, where a celebratory concert organised by Crimea’s pro-Moscow authorities was being held.

More than 95 percent of Crimeans voted for the mostly Russophone region to rejoin Russia in Sunday’s referendum, officials said, with three-quarters of the vote counted.

 

 

Date created : 2014-03-17

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