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Ukraine crisis: 'I fear for our safety in Donetsk'

A Ukrainian separatist leader is calling on Russia to "absorb" the eastern region of Donetsk after Sunday's referendum on self-rule.

Self-declared Donetsk People's Republic leader Denis Pushilin urged Moscow to listen to the "will of the people".

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from Donetsk on the fears of some pro-unity residents if the city was to become a separate republic.

  • 13 May 2014
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