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Crimea: announce that 95% voted for separation from Ukraine

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The referendum and local government actions were considered illegal by the United States and European countries. While the Ukrainian government said unknowns the vote and will sanction the separatists

Hundreds of people gathered on Lenin Square in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, to celebrate the outcome of the referendum of self-determination according to official data offered two hours after the close of the poll, indicates 95% of voters supported accession to the Russian Federation. Crimea shortly request their official incorporation into the Russian Federation, according to Prime Minister Sergey Axionov.

The referendum and local government actions were considered illegal by the United States and European countries.

While the Ukrainian government said unknown voting and will punish the separatists.

As expected, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced that he will respect the outcome of the referendum was in favor of annexing Crimea to the Russian Federation. Thousands of Russian soldiers have taken control of the peninsula of the Black Sea and Crimean pro-Russian leaders anticipated that the vote would lean in favor of Moscow.

It was predictable that the result was a comfortable "yes" to leave Ukraine, a move that could lead to sanctions from the U.S. and Europe on Monday against those considered responsible for taking Crimea.

The poll was declared illegal by the government of Kiev, and has triggered the worst crisis in the region since the Cold War, the tension that has caused not only in Crimea but also in eastern Ukraine, where two people died Friday night in clashes.

The streets of the capital of Crimea, Simferopol, are quiet despite an unusually large military deployment in the quiet town.

The Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov, whose election in a closed session in the regional parliament is not recognized by Kiev, said there was sufficient security personnel.

Meanwhile, in Kiev, the Ukrainian parliament voted to dissolve the Crimean regional assembly referendum organized and supported the union with Russia.

A Ukrainian nationalist leader in Kiev said the assembly of Crimea should be punished to discourage separatist movements in the mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine.

Aksyonov and Moscow officially acknowledge that Russian troops have taken control of Crimea, and say that the thousands of unidentified gunmen visible throughout the region are "self-defense" created to ensure stability.

Crimea's strategic importance is based on that there in the peninsula, where Russia has its base on Black Sea Fleet, also plays a decisive role in the current crisis in Ukraine.

traslation: Belén Zapata