And you also missed the bit where newsreaders are paid to read the news not editorialise.
Open mike 29/12/2012
Open mike 24/12/2012
So it wasn’t Russia who took over Crimea then?
Don’t trust the Russkies any more than the Yanks mate.
Ukraine in 2015 is not Turkey in 1962.
I mean, Ukraine didn’t invade Crimea.
There’s no ‘free will’ when there’s Russian troops and tanks everywhere.
The “massive turnout” was 30-40% apparently.
The official result from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was a 96.77 percent vote for integration of the region into the Russian Federation with an 83.1 percent voter turnout.
Keep reading the wikipedia page, Draco.