Russia rushes to bring Crimea into the fold

After vote to break away from Ukraine, Moscow is already sending in top officials to help administer the region.

    Russia is racing to bring Crimea's government in line with Moscow after the region voted last week to break away from Ukraine.

    As future citizens of the Russian Federation, voters had been promised better pensions and social services.

    Moscow is sending in top officials from different ministries including the interior and defence, but also from the FSB, the federal intelligence service.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Simferopol.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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