Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) - 18:58 GMT - Referendum a 'mockery' - Britain has slammed a vote in Crimea on breaking away from Ukraine as a "mockery" of democracy and refused to recognise the referendum's outcome. "Russia's actions are dangerous and destabilizing," the White House spokesman said.
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SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — As Russian flags fluttered in the breeze and retirees grew weepy at the thought of reuniting with Russia, residents of Ukraine's Crimea region held a secession vote Sunday. The U.S. and Europe condemned the referendum as illegal, while Ukraine's new government called it a "circus" directed at gunpoint by Moscow.