Crimea Referendum Voter Turnout At 73%; EU Rejects "Illegal, Illegitimate" Vote, Seeks "Additional Measures"

Tyler Durden's picture

"No provocations have been reported. The situation is quiet and under control," notes Crimea's Prime Minister Sergei Aksynov (despite plenty of chatter of pro-Ukraine buildings being attacked by pro-Russian supporters in Donetsk and Kharkiv). However, what is perhaps more important is that Interfax reports, voter turnout at Sunday's referendum on Crimea' future status had reached 73% by 6 p.m. (8 p.m. Moscow time), according to a posting on the referendum's website. That is higher than every US presidential election since 1900. European leaders remain dissatisfied with this "illegal and illegitimate" vote, demand Russian forces drop back to pre-crisis levels, and are preparing new EU sanctions for Monday.

 

*CRIMEAN REFERENDUM TURNOUT AT 73% AT 6PM IN UKRAINE: MALYSHEV

*SEVASTOPOL REFERENDUM TURNOUT AT 84%, MALYSHEV SAYS

 

 

But European leaders are not for the democracy...

  • *EU SAYS IT WON'T RECOGNISE OUTCOME OF CRIMEAN REFERENDUM
  • *EU REITERATES CRIMEAN REFERENDUM IS ILLEGAL, ILLEGITIMATE
  • *EU CALLS ON RUSSIA TO WITHDRAW FORCES TO PRE-CRISIS NUMBERS
  • *EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTERS TO EVALUATE SITUATION TOMORROW
  • *EU TO DECIDE ON ADDITIONAL MEASURES AGAINST RUSSIA TOMORROW

So Barroso and Van Rompuy are not amused - we wonder what Frau Merkel thinks...

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Yoki's picture

Why can't we just leave it all to Victoria Nulland and Natalia Poklonskaya.

 

Sorry guys, wet dream

 

HarryWanqer's picture

Boys we have a big problem. This referendum is now more legitimate than the EU referendums. Suggestions?

Yoki's picture

Here's one, lets replace all the politicians with Porn models. I guarantee they'll do a much better job. But we'll keep Victoria and Natalia, these two will be smoking hot in one bedroom

Yoki's picture

Ok, I stand corrected,

 

Cicciolina, Victoria Nulland and Natalia Poklonskaya will have this crisis eaten up in no time!

 

Yoki's picture

oh yeah, and you know what, FUCK THE EU

johnQpublic's picture

the people have spoken

an now will be ignored

J S Bach's picture

The EU's hypocrisy knows no bounds.  Had the plebicite gone the other way... the EU "Leaders" would be hailing it as a great, free, democratic process.  Because they're not getting their way... it's all illegitimate.

knukles's picture

LIES!
ALL LIES!
CANNOT BE A GREATER TURNOUT THAN US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS!

Send in the SEALS and kill 'em all, the lying untrustworthy lawless oligarchical Godless socialists... er wait.... where?  Never mind....

Latina Lover's picture

Suck it Nudelman, suck it real hard!

knukles's picture

Typical fucking Europeans.
You'd think it was August.
Gonna meet tomorrow...

.... real sense of importance, it being Sunday, and all...
.... so why the fuck they get Sunday off, it's a religious holiday, FFS...

... making Vlad the Bad shiver, shiver I say...

...and when they meet TOMORROW, then they'll make some decisions...

... like what's for dinner...

... fuckin' tell ya', what's for dinner is either at a 5* restaurant in Brussels or penis... yeah, that's what for dinner, penis...

TerminalDebt's picture

They'll meet tomorrow to draft up a new "we strongly condemn this vote" letter

Soul Glow's picture

Before or after the penis?

kliguy38's picture

that would be "Penis a la mode" with a delicate blend of "azz" on the tip.......our azz to be exact......

MontgomeryScott's picture

Oh, you're just being rude.

WAIT:

The 'other 27%' (or, 16%, as reported) might be (MIGHT BE!) willing to get along with the E.U. debt model (or, in your parlance, taking the tip of the penis in the rectum for mother Crimea). IF 99.5% of the 27% or the 16% had voted thusly, then the actual vote by 100% of the voting population would be... (SHIT, my calculator just broke as I tapped the numbers in. Would you care to do the calculations?)

OH, it's a 51%/49% split, just like the selections of 49% of the eligible votors in the 2012 selections in the CONUS...

What was that guy's name that got assasinated, causing WWI to start, anyway? Archduke Ferdinand? Barry Soetoro? Valerie Jarrett? That 'Boroso' dude?

FUCK.

All you plebes think about is anal sex, as the world is being torn apart once again. Well, I admit that putting my Johnson in a young nubile girl's bottom is pleasurable and all (they all really want that, you know?), it is a far cry from thinking the subject and working the issues at hand (which, if solved correctly, will allow you to do this sex act freely once again).

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

If you're using the voice and character of "Frau Farbissina" in Austin Powers, I could see the scary if comical effect.  :-)

douglas's picture

The US and European MSM agrees with the official govt position - ¨The election in Crimea is clearly ilegal and invalid¨

In other unrelated news...  This past week Kim Jong Un won 100% of the Parliamentary votes of his constituency.  Official state media reports that this is unquestionably an expression of The People´s absolute support and profound trust in Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un - as they singlemindedly remain loyal to him, holding him in high esteem.¨

- Gotta love it!
Yoki's picture

And now that they are ignored, unleash the Algo's

 

Oh yeah and you know what, FUCK THE EU.

And FUCK THE bitch that downs me all the time, dead brain beat, dickless mf

Soul Glow's picture

Uhm, Nuland is not actractive.  

Son of Loki's picture

80-86% of Americans were against Obamacare almost all the polls showed. 

We know how that turned out.

Missiondweller's picture

In the 2012, Obama got 100% of the vote in some precinct!

So how could anyone doubt  the 73% turn out?

knukles's picture

Not only 100% of the vote, but 100+% turnout

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Not only 100% of the vote, but 100+% turnout

Including the guy who has been dead 20 years.

A Nanny Moose's picture

...and the horse it rode in on.

What if the people embraced the EUSSR. Would the EUSSR still object?

jaap's picture

Hey, we Dutch we also allowed to vote for the Lisbon treaty... and voted no.

I guess that is the way it will also go here...

agent default's picture

I think this is one of the few times that the people will not be ignored.  Not because of principles mind you, but because it suits the interests of another powerful entity.

Max Hunter's picture

It would be prudent for people to question WHY US and NATO need these bases in Crimea so badly. What is going to happen? This is about establishing position for future events?

bh2's picture

"Democracy" doesn't have the same meaning in the EU as elsewhere, as Farage keeps pointing out. But eventually it will.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

I've had the feeling for a while now that eventually democracy will be delivered, by the demos, at the business end of a gun

BlindMonkey's picture

If you guys think Victoria Nuland is porn worthy you need to PM me for better suggestions on where to get your Internet pornography!  FFS.

 

Hell, I bet the SEC crew could give you the hookup on where to go too.  

El Vaquero's picture

You guys just thought that she was talking about the European Union when she said "Fuck the EU!"  In reality, she was talking about porn star Edward Ubersax.  The film started with him in a Ukrainian police uniform as she fed him cookies and other pastries. 

knukles's picture

Why, pray tell, are you intimately aware of such?

El Vaquero's picture

Uhh, ummm, ahhh, well, you see...

 

Awww, fuckit, I'm a sick fuck.  Besides, trying to come up with an excuse was like watching Obama without a teleprompter. 

DutchR's picture

lets replace all the politicians with Porn models

 

Mmm,

FlipFlop's picture

Let's repeat the referendum until we get the right result?

Any better ideas? This is the usual way in the EU.

DutchR's picture

Hey but me did vote no,

 

proving your point

Ifigenia's picture

at least they, crimeans, are not pressed like the irish to vote until the result match the propposed Treaty of Lisbon. Too much democracy in Ireland, i think.

Flybyknight's picture

 

That devil Putin. Not only did he out play us in Syria but now he is being more democratic than us 

wakeupsheeps's picture

Time to blame Crimea for Climate Change and start the search for WMDs.  That script always works.

Serfs Up's picture

The only legitimate vote is one with Diebold machines in the mix.

You know it's a good election if and only if the exit polls and the announced results differ by at least 3 standard deviations.

/sarc alert/

Clearly the US has firm moral high ground to lecture other countries about voting irregularities and such.

No Euros please we're British's picture

I'm totally shocked. Only gold reserves?

fockewulf190's picture

I´m expecting the Fed to yet again order an attack on phyzz early Monday morning, only to see physical demand overwhelm it´s efforts to depress the price by the start of the trading day in New York.  If your looking for any kind of dip to buy some more phyzz, it may only happen around 0200 EST, but that time window of opportunity may be quite small. 

Which is worse - bankers or terrorists's picture

Nuke Mosscow.

You know you want to. If you want a system reset, it is certainly one way to do it. 

 

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

THE UNELECTED EU ITSELF IS LIKE FUCKING ILLEGAL ! IT'S NOT WANTED. GO AWAY, DIE, STFU, TAKE A HIKE, GO TO HELL, BITCHEZ!