March 6, 2014
Ukraine’s interim prime minister on Thursday condemned moves in the province of Crimea to hold a referendum on breaking away and joining Russia.
Arseny Yatsenyuk said during a visit to Brussels, where he is meeting with EU officials for talks, that the Crimean parliament’s vote earlier in the day to secede was an “illegitimate decision.”
The prime minster reserved special condemnation for Russia, which he said was undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
“We are ready for cooperation, but we are not ready to surrender and become the subordinate of Russia,” Yatsenyuk said.
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