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Hague: Ukraine referendums illegal by any standards

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the 'self-rule' referendums in eastern Ukraine have "zero credibility" in the eyes of the world.

Pro-Russian separatists have claimed victory, saying 89% of people voted in favour of "self-rule" in Donetsk and 96% in Luhansk.

Speaking as he went into a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Mr Hague said the EU would discuss imposing further sanctions, "depending on Russia's attitude towards the elections on May 25".

  • 12 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
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