Delegate at Donetsk Region People's Council
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Ukraine crisis: Donetsk declared 'people's republic'

Pro-Russian protesters who seized the regional government building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk are reported to have declared a "people's republic".

The rebels have called for a referendum on secession from Ukraine by 11 May.

Footage posted online shows an unnamed delegate telling the council session: "I proclaim the creation of the sovereign state of the People's Republic of Donetsk."

  • 07 Apr 2014
  • From the section Europe
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