Russia's parliament to back Crimea vote result on Tuesday - Interfax

MOSCOW, March 17 Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:59am EDT

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MOSCOW, March 17 (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament will issue a statement in support of Crimea's referendum results on Tuesday, the news agency Interfax cited a deputy speaker of the house as saying on Monday.

"Tomorrow morning there will be a statement on Crimea," Interfax cited Deputy Speaker Ivan Melnikov as saying.

A Moscow-backed referendum in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea on Sunday showed overwhelming support for joining the Russian Federation.

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