If Crimea joins Russia, it may enjoy special tax regimes Russian federation Deputy Finance Minister Shatalov said.
The referendum on Crimea's status was organised on March 16. The turnout exceeded 81 percent. As 75 percent of the ballots were processes, 95.7 voters supported Crimea's joining the Russian Federation.
The data do not include results of the voting in Sevastopol.
Russia apparently intent upon annexing the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, the United States and European Union are poised to adopt sanctions on Russian senior officials and business elites that just a few weeks ago would have been unthinkable.
China calls on parties involved in Ukrainian situation to remain restrained - source.
Beijing calls on all parties involved in the Ukrainian situation to remain restrained. The country's Deputy Foreign Minister Li Baodong made the statement on Monday, while commenting on results of the referendum in Crimea.
"China has been paying much attention to development of the situation in Ukraine," he said. "We are calling on all the parties to remain calm and restrained to avoid escalation of the tension in that country."
"Settlement of the Ukrainian issue may be only by political methods, by means of a dialogue," Li Baodong said.