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  3/28/2014, Adar Bet 26, 5774

Deposed Ukrainian President Calls for Referendums Country-Wide

Ukraine's deposed president, Viktor Yanukovich, called for each of the country's regions to hold a referendum on its status "within Ukraine" on Friday, following the successful move for Russia to annex the Crimean peninsula.

"As a president who is with you with all my thoughts and soul, I urge every sensible citizen of Ukraine: Don't give in to impostors! Demand a referendum on the status of each region within Ukraine," Yanukovich stated, as quoted by Russia's Itar-Tass news agency. The deposed president fled to Russia last month.