Crimean population has overwhelmingly voted to break away from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation with a turnout of more than 80 percent.
The Election Commission in Crimea announced late on Sunday that 93 percent of participants voted for joining Russia in a referendum that created controversy in Europe and beyond.
According to authorities, some 40 percent of Crimea’s ethnic Tatar population also took part in the referendum and the voting process went on smoothly amid tight security.
The United States and the European Union have rejected the referendum, which they claim is against Ukraine's constitution and international law.
However, Valeriy Ryazanski, head of Russian upper house of parliament's observers in Crimea said the results were successful and legitimate and could be considered confirmed.
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