Crimea applies to join Russia following referendum

ByREUTERS
March 17, 2014 11:18

MOSCOW - Crimea's parliament applied to become part of Russia on Monday, a day after a referendum in the southern Ukrainian region showed overwhelming support for joining the Russian Federation.

The parliament "made a proposal to the Russian Federation to admit the Republic of Crimea as a new subject with the status of a republic," according to a statement on its website.



A Crimean parliamentary delegation was expected to arrive in Moscow on Monday to discuss the procedures required for the Black Sea peninsula to become part of the Russian Federation.


Related Content
Breaking news
June 23, 2017
Report: North Korea tests rocket engine

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 17 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    21 - 28
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 17 - 28
    Jerusalem
    21 - 27
    Haifa
  • 25 - 36
    Elat
    23 - 35
    Tiberias