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Crimea referendum a 'sham' stage-managed by Kremlin: Ukraine

KIEV - Crimea's upcoming referendum on joining Russia is a "sham" whose results will be fixed in Moscow, Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov told AFP in an exclusive interview Tuesday.

"What they call the referendum will not happen in Crimea but in the offices of the Kremlin," Turchynov said ahead of Sunday’s vote and hours after the pro-Russian authorities in Crimea voted for full independence from Ukraine.


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