Deputies ratify Agreement on Crimea's accession to Russia

The State Duma has ratified the Agreement incorporating Crimea into Russia and forming new Russian constituent regions at its additional session on Thursday.

The State Duma has ratified the Agreement incorporating Crimea into Russia and forming new Russian constituent regions at its additional session on Thursday.

The document was voted 443 to one.

The Russian-Crimean agreement was signed in Moscow on March 18.

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