WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Sevastopol is a city with close historical and cultural ties to Russia, as well as the home of Russia's Black Sea fleet, and Sunday, thousands turned out to vote in Crimea's referendum, so CNN's Anna Coren speaks to many voters who are overwhelmingly supportive of Crimea's bid to join Russia. }}" />

   
 
 
Crimea Returning To The Motherland

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 3/17/2014

Sevastopol is a city with close historical and cultural ties to Russia, as well as the home of Russia's Black Sea fleet. Sunday, thousands turned out to vote in Crimea's referendum. CNN's Anna Coren speaks to many voters who are overwhelmingly supportive of Crimea's bid to join Russia. Here in Sevastopol on the southern tip of the Crimiea Peninsular, overwhelming support for the territory to re-join the Russian Federation, as thousands turned out here to vote in the referendum. This is a city with extremely close historical and cultural ties to the "motherland," it's also the HQ for Russia's Black Sea fleet and the majority of the people are Russian speaking. Many described the day as "historic" and the first opportunity in decades for the citizens of Crimea to decide their future. "I have tears in my eyes. I want to cry," says one woman. "This is such an emotional day. I voted for Russia. We're finally going home." "This is a celebration because Russia is spiritually very close to us," says one man. "It's the motherland and it's where we always belonged." "We want Putin to be our president," says another woman. "We respect him and his policies. He will protect us - we know life will be better under Russia." While the international community has declared the referendum illegal and vowed to punish with economic sanctions, the voters of Sevastopol says the result of the referendum is the "will of people" and the west should simply butt out.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Lexington man died from injuries he received when he wrecked his van shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Home Road, near Lexington-Springmill Road in Mansfield. Full Story
Image1 A Medina County man convicted of pandering child pornography has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Full Story
 
Image1 As shoppers prepare to take advantage of deals around Thanksgiving and into the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Mike DeWine is encouraging Ohioans to remember their consumer rights. Full Story
Image1 The Mansfield Noon Optimist Club gets a Washington update Wednesday from a special guest. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Congressman Gibbs Speaks To Mansfield Noon Optimist Club

Meth Lab Found In Lucas Home, Two Arrested

Friendly House receives donation from Richland Bank

Marvin Memorial Library Seeks Levy

Cleveland Browns star safety coming to Ashland

Galion senior marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Post offices closed on Thanksgiving

Two Men Charged In Attempted Prison Drug Conveyance

Dowds Elementary Students Grocery Shop For Shelby Helpline

Sugargrove Tree Farm Owner Going To White House

Shelby School Board OK's Pay Hike For Substitute Teachers

Tornado Siren Testing Wednesday

More News