Richard Galpin at activists' meeting
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Ukraine crisis: Inside pro-Russian activist poll meeting

8 May 2014 Last updated at 13:10 BST

Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have decided that they will not postpone a referendum on autonomy planned for Sunday.

The decision comes one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the vote to be postponed to create the conditions necessary for dialogue.

Richard Galpin reports from the meeting in Donetsk.