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Crimea referendum: live report

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21:21 GMT - RECAP - A quick summary of this evening's momentous events in Crimea: 

- Crimeans have voted overwhelmingly to join former political master Russia as tensions soar in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation, the epicentre of the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War

- partial results with more than 50 percent of ballots counted show 95.5 percent of voters were in favour of leaving Ukraine in the most radical redrawing of the map of Europe since Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia

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