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Crimea brings forward referendum on region's status to 30 March

AFP , Saturday 1 Mar 2014
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A referendum to determine whether residents in Ukraine's flashpoint peninsula of Crimea want greater autonomy has been pushed forward to 30 March, the spokeswoman of the region's newly-chosen prime minister Sergiy Aksyonov said Saturday.

The vote had originally been planned for 25 May, on the same day as presidential elections set by parliament following the ouster of the pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.

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