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Published: Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 6:10:01 PM
Updated: Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 6:11:02 PM

Pro-Russian rebels say will not postpone Sunday referendum-Ifax

KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region said on Thursday they had decided not to postpone a referendum on independence, Interfax news agency reported.

"The referendum will be on May 11," Miroslav Rudenko, co-chairman of the self-declared government of the "Donetsk People's Republic", was quoted as saying.

(reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Aleksander Vasovic)

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