Results show 96.2 percent support for self-rule in east Ukraine region: RIA

MOSCOW Mon May 12, 2014 6:18am EDT

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Final results in a referendum organized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's Luhansk region showed 96.2 percent support for the region's self-rule, the Russian state RIA news agency reported on Monday.

The agency, citing one of the organizers of the referendum, said that Luhansk will appeal to the United Nations to recognize the region's independence.

The vote, which took place on Sunday in two east Ukraine provinces, has been condemned by the West, but Moscow said that on Monday that it respects its outcome.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel)

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hto_eto wrote:
It is strange to reproduce this propaganda here without even mentioning that that was fake referendum without observers, without any protection from fraud, that was not hold in all places, etc. The numbers come from saboteurs that simply invite Russian army as it was in Crimea.

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