No Reaction From Russia on Ukraine Referendum

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Russia hasn’t commented yet on the vote for self-rule in Eastern Ukraine.Last Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked for the referendum to be delayed, but the anti-government activists went ahead with the referendum.

The organisers said they will later decide on whether they would use their nominal sovereignty to seek full independence, absorption by Russia or to stay part of Ukraine but with expanded power for the regions.

While the Ukraine’s central government and the West had condemned the balloting as a sham and a violation of international law, Russia’s position on the voting is not known. CCTV’s Tom Barton reports from Moscow.

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No Reaction From Russia on Ukraine Referendum

CCTV's Tom Barton reports from Moscow on Russia's reaction to referendum in Ukraine.