Hollande, Merkel declare 'illegal' east Ukraine referendum

AFP , Saturday 10 May 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that a planned separatist referendum in eastern Ukraine is "illegal," during a meeting in Germany.

The two European leaders also warned Moscow of "consequences" if presidential elections planned in Ukraine for 25 May were not held, in a joint statement from Stralsund, Germany.

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