93 percent of Crimenas back joining Russia - exit poll

A total of 93 percent of residents of Crimea voted for joining Russia at a referendum on Sunday, an exit poll publicized by the Rossiya 24 TV channel shows.

A total of 93 percent of residents of Crimea voted for joining Russia at a referendum on Sunday, an exit poll publicized by the Rossiya 24 TV channel shows.

Seven percent of Crimeans favored being a part of Ukraine, it shows.

The voter turnout exceeded 80 percent, the Crimean News Agency reported.

The voting ended at 8 p.m. local time. Crimeans were able to cast votes at 1,205 polling station.

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