In Crimea, people are gearing up for the controversial referendum in the region in just
Security forces have been deployed to polling stations to ensure the voting goes peacefully. The polling is polarized by a divide within the international community regarding its legitimacy. Earlier today, Moscow vetoed a UN Security Council draft that declared the referendum invalid. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the result of the referendum is in full conformity with international law and the UN charter. The referendum results will determine whether the autonomous region will remain part of Ukraine or join Russia. Meanwhile, a survey conducted by Press TV shows more than half of the respondents believe after Crimea more Ukrainian regions will probably join Russia.