24 Dec 2021 10:00 30 years ago

Crimea starts gathering signatures in support of referendum to secede from Ukraine

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SIMFEROPOL. Dec 24 (Interfax) – Activists of the Crimea Republican Movement and the People's Opposition bloc have started gathering signatures in support of an urgent referendum on Crimea's secession from Ukraine.

The public initiative group behind this action proposed at a meeting to include the following question on ballot papers: "Do you support declaring Crimea an independent republic in a union with other sovereign states?"