#AceWorldNews SIMFEROPOL More than one third of Crimean…

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL, – More than one third of Crimean residents entitled to vote have voted at 10am local time (at noon Moscow time) in the Crimean city of Bakhchisaray, news agency CrimeaInform reported on Sunday.

“The turnout is already around 30 percent. This figure takes into account people who were additionally put on the lists of voters. The referendum is expected to have hundred percent turnout. Crimean Tatars are coming with whole families from different residential districts and are participating in the voting,” press secretary of the Bakhchisaray city council Yulia Bekirova stated.

An unprecedented high turnout is reported throughout Crimea. According to observers, people are even lining up at some polling stations, but election committees are doing their best so that all people will be able to vote calmly.

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“People have been coming massively to polling stations from early morning, this situation has not been observed since Soviet times,” chairman of the committee for referendum in Crimea’s Supreme Council Mikhail Malyshev said. #ANS2014

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` Polling Stations have opened in `Crimea ‘ and Tens of People started Voting ‘

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL, – All 1,205 polling stations in Crimea started working in routine mode, chairman of the committee for referendum in the Crimean Supreme Council Mikhail Malyshev told reporters on Sunday.

“Today our morning is good,” he said. “According to coming reports, all 1,205 polling stations opened and started working, all of them in routine mode,” he noted.

Meanwhile, he admitted that there were some difficulties related with weather.

“Telephone communications do not operate in Chernomorsky district, 54 from 55 polling stations are cut from electric power supplies in Belogorsk district, but all polling stations started working and possibly all technical difficulties have already been overcome,” Malyshev added.

“I note that the voting will last 12 hours without a break and will end at 8pm (10pm Moscow time),”the committee chairman said.

For his part, Crimean Minister of Information Dmitry Polonsky noted that “now no incidents were reported at polling stations.”

Meanwhile, little rain in the Crimean city of Simferopol did not hamper active voting among Crimean residents.

At polling stations number 08068 and 08069 agitation has been observed from the very first minutes of voting and even earlier, when people started lining up at the entrance to polling stations before eight hours in the morning, Itar-Tass reported.

From the start of voting tens of people have lined up for voting and people keep coming at polling stations.

More during the day …………………………

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` Margaret Thatcher `Iron Lady' to some and destroyer of our `Public Services ' to Other's or a Great States Woman '

AceGuest News and Views says that on International Women’s Day this was one persons opinion of Margaret Thatcher post by: Anna Mikhailova.

Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Margaret Hilda Thatcher, later Baroness Thatcher, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office.

A Soviet journalist dubbed her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.

“I stand before you tonight in my Red Star chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved, the Iron Lady of the Western world. A cold war warrior, an Amazon philistine, even a Peking plotter.

Well, am I any of these things? Yes, I am an iron lady, after all it was not a bad thing to be an iron duke, yes if that’s how they wish to interpret my defence of values and freedoms fundamental to our way of life.

But I happen to believe that what is at stake is important and is crucial to our future both in this country and in the world as a whole. We’re waging a battle on many fronts. We must not forget the guns and missiles aimed at us—but equally we must not let them blind us to the insidious war on words, which is going on. It is not just a matter of hurling insults—where he who hurls loudest, hurls last— that is the final resort of the man who has already lost the argument.

No, this is not such a war. The war is a true war of words, where meanings get lost in a mist of revolutionary fantasy; where accuracy is slipped quietly under the carpet; and where truth is twisted and bent to suit the latest propagandist line.

That is what we are up against. And we have to fight it if only because we find it totally alien to our notions of freedom and truth.”

Courtesy of Anna Mikhailova – VOR

Audio Link: http://cdn.ruvr.ru/download/2014/03/07/10/Thatcher.mp3

#ANS2014 Editor says well that was ANNA’s opinion what is yours ?

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` Crimean Autonomy are compelled to change the initial referendum question because of `Kiev’s ‘ actions’ – Press Conference ‘

#AceWorldNews says that Political crisis in Ukraine continues as the authorities of the Crimean autonomy were compelled to change the initial referendum question because of Kiev’s actions with regard to Crimea, the Crimean Supreme Council’s First Deputy Grigory Ioffe told a press conference.

The initial question was “about the state independence of Crimea as part of Ukraine” and Crimea “was hoping this wording will be perceived in Kiev normally,” he said. “Regrettably, the events that took place forced the Crimean parliament to change this wording,” Ioffe said.

“You know what happened next: all kinds of trials, mean words, accusations, and inquiries,” he said. The referendum on the Crimean status will be held on March 16.2014. VOR reports …


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` No severing of diplomatic ties between Russia, Ukraine accodring to Russian Ambassador to UN Churkin’

#AceWorldNews says Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says the statements, ascribed to him, that Moscow and Kiev have severed diplomatic relations between them are a canard.

“I’ve never discussed diplomatic relations either in public, or during Security Council meetings, so the canard in question is totally unfounded”, Churkin said when appearing live on the Vesti v Subbotu, or News on Saturday, TV programme hosted by Sergei Brilev, earlier this Saturday. VOR


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` Obama says proposed referendum in `Crimea ‘ to join `Russia ‘ would violate `International Law’

#AceWorldNews says that President Barack Obama said on Thursday that a proposed referendum in Crimea to join Russia would violate international law and said US sanctions were aimed at punishing Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine.

“The proposed referendum on the future of Crimea would violate the Ukrainian constitution and violate international law,” Obama told reporters at the White House.

“Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine,” he said.
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` US Government discusses `Natural Gas’ resources and how to use them in the Ukraine ‘

#AceWorldNews says that the US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said on Thursday there are discussions at high levels within the US government on how to use US natural gas resources as the country addresses the crisis in Ukraine.

US Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, asked Burns if “it would be fair to say” there are active discussions at such levels about how to use natural gas to assist in dealing with European reluctance to enact sanction over the Ukraine crisis, as well as with Ukraine.

“There certainly is,” Burns responded during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
Voice of Russia, Reuters


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` Russia initiates charges against` Ukraine’s Right Sector ‘ leader ` Dimitry Yarosh ‘ over terrorism charges ‘

#AceWorldNews says that Russian prosecutors have initiated a case against the leader of Ukraine’s Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh over terrorism charges.

Earlier Yarosh claimed long-standing Ukrainian support for “Chechen militants,” and urged terrorist leader Doku Umarov to launch attacks against Russia in support of Ukraine.

This is according to representative of Russian Investigative committee Vladimir Markin.

#ANS2014 – VOR – Interfax – Reuters

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` Britain now pulls out of of `G8 Summit’ in Sochi due to Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine’

#AceWorldNews says that Britain has pulled out of this week’s preparatory meetings for the G8 summit in Sochi in June in protest at Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday.

“The UK will join other G8 countries this week in suspending our cooperation under the G8, which Russia chairs this year, including meetings this week for the preparation of the G8 summit,” Hague told reporters shortly before flying to Kiev.

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` Putin discusses situation in the `Ukraine’ with ` Obama ‘ by telephone’

#AceWorldNews says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in Ukraine with his US counterpart Barack Obama by telephone.

Putin reminded the US president of crimes committed by Ukrainian ultra-nationalists with the connivance of Kiev’s new self-proclaimed government.

The conversation was at Obama’s request and lasted more than an hour, according to the Kremlin’s press service.

In response to Obama’s concerns over the possible use of Russian troops in Ukrainian territory, Putin said that Russia reserved the right to defend both its own interests and the interests of the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine if violence spread to Ukraine’s eastern provinces and Crimea.

According to Voice of Russia and Itar-Tass.

Putin accentuated the existence of real threats to life and health for Russian citizens and millions of compatriots living in Ukraine.

Putin also spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He made clear that, if violence against the Russian-speaking population in eastern Ukraine and Crimea escalated,

Russia would not remain aloof but would take all necessary measures within the framework of international law.

Both sides pinpointed the need to prevent the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine.


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#AceBreakingNews says according to reports just received ‘…

#AceBreakingNews says according to reports just received,’ Iran‘s largest private bank is suing the British government for almost $4 billion in damages after the Supreme Court quashed sanctions imposed against it over alleged links to Tehran‘s nuclear programme.

Reuters,Voice of Russia


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