Updated: 03/01/2014 19:03 | By Agence France-Presse

Crimea brings forward referendum on region's status to March 30

A referendum to determine whether residents in Ukraine's flashpoint peninsula of Crimea want greater autonomy has been pushed forward to March 30, the spokeswoman of the region's newly-chosen prime minister Sergiy Aksyonov said Saturday.


Crimea brings forward referendum on region's status to March 30

Protesters wave Russian flags during a rally in front of the local parliament building in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, on February 28, 2014 - by Genya Savilov

The vote had originally been planned for May 25, on the same day as presidential elections set by parliament following the ouster of the pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.

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