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Rebels declare victory in east Ukraine vote on self-rule

Pro-Moscow rebels declared a resounding victory in a referendum on self-rule for eastern Ukraine, with some saying that meant independence and others eventual union with Russia as fighting flared in a conflict increasingly out of control.

12th May, 2014
Organisers said nearly 90 per cent had voted in favour of self-rule

Pro-Moscow rebels declared a resounding victory in a referendum on self-rule for eastern Ukraine, with some saying that meant independence and others eventual union with Russia as fighting flared in a conflict increasingly out of control.

Organisers in the main region holding the makeshift vote on Sunday said nearly 90 per cent had voted in favour.

Well before polls closed, one separatist leader said the region would form its own state bodies and military after the...

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