Duma promises prompt decisions regarding Crimean accession to Russia

Russian deputies will decide on Crimea's accession to Russia shortly, the State Duma administration and the parliamentary majority said.

Russian deputies will decide on Crimea's accession to Russia shortly, the State Duma administration and the parliamentary majority said.

"The outcomes of the Crimean referendum vividly demonstrated that Crimean residents see their future exclusively within Russia. Residents voted for reunification of the people, who have always lived together," State Duma Vice-Speaker, United Russia General Council Secretary Sergei Neverov said, commenting on the results of the Crimean referendum held on Sunday.

All legislative decisions regarding the outcomes of this referendum will be made shortly, the party senior official stressed.

"The high voter turnout and the vast support for Crimea's accession to Russia speak for themselves. This is the answer to those who have been recently trying to obstruct Crimean residents' decision on their fate, their future and the future of their children," Neverov emphasized.

He said they had a common future "in a country where laws are observed, where rights and freedoms of citizens are protected and which has a strong leader whose principled position made the restoration of historical justice possible."

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