Ukraine's Luhansk may hold referendum on joining Russia: RIA

MOSCOW: Ukraine's eastern region of Luhansk may hold a referendum on joining Russia, state news agency RIA reported on Monday, citing a spokesman for the region's pro-Russian separatists.

"If this decision (to hold a referendum on joining Russia) is taken, then, respectively, the will of the people will be taken into account," RIA cited a spokesman for the pro-Russian separatists.

The region was one of two Ukrainian provinces that held a referendum on self-rule on Sunday. A referendum organiser was reported as saying that 96.2 percent of voters supported autonomy for Luhansk.

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