FORCED AT GUN POINT: Crimean Parliament Votes Unanimously To Become Part Of Russia

Screenshot 2014-03-06 at 10.02.54 AMCrimea’s parliament voted unanimously in favor of formally seceding from Ukraine and becoming part of Russia.

According to RIA news agency, the text of the law said that the Ukrainian peninsula agreed “to enter into the Russian Federation with the rights of a subject of the Russian Federation.”

Russia’s lower hour of legislature is now considering annexation of Crimea.

There will be a regionwide referendum on March 16. Crimea comprises 60% ethnic Russians.

The region’s parliament stated that the autonomous republic was seceding “as a the result of the unconstitutional coup,” which is how Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the installation of a pro-EU interim government.

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