Crimea Voting Underway

CRIMEA VOTING UNDERWAY

Ukraine’s acting defence minister says Russia is continuing its build-up of troops in Crimea.

Ihor Tenyukh says they now have up to 22-thousand servicemen – almost double the number allowed under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.

News of the build-up comes as voters on the peninsula vote in a referendum on whether to re-join Russia.

It’s expected the majority of voters in the largely Russian-speaking region will accept the proposal.

The poll has been condemned as illegal by western leaders but Moscow says it complies with international law.

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