International observers arrive in Crimea ahead of vote

International observers invited by Russia and Crimean authorities have arrived in Simferopol ahead of Sunday's referendum.

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Putin meeting Ukraine Paralympic chief

Vladimir Putin is currently meeting the head of Ukraine's Paralympic committee, according to the Kremlin.

A spokesman said that Valeriy Sushkevich also met Putin before the start of the Games earlier this month.

Ukraine decided to take part despite the Crimea crisis, but threatened to pull out in the event of an escalation of violence.

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