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Published: Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 6:20:02 PM
Updated: Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 6:20:59 PM

Second east Ukraine region snubs Putin call to delay vote - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatists in the east Ukrainian region of Luhansk on Thursday rejected an appeal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay an independence referendum, RIA news agency quoted a separatist group there as saying.

The rebel group, the Army of the Southeast, told RIA the referendum would go ahead as planned on Sunday.

Interfax news agency quoted pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine's eastern provincial capital of Donetsk as also saying the referendum would go ahead.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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