Unrest in Crimea (live)

At the moment there are two rallies near the building of the Crimea’s Verkhovna Rada [parliament]: thousands have turned up to express their support for the new Ukrainian authorities, hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators being close to their opponents.

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Today the Crimean parliament is to consider the issue of trust in the authorities of the autonomy and sum up the current political situation. There are fears that the MPs may announce the intention to withdraw from Ukraine.

A referendum on the Crimea’s future the should be held soon, some protesters say.


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