Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk rejects referendum on Crimea split
Simferopol: The Crimean parliament voted unanimously “to enter into the Russian Federation with the rights of a subject of the Russian Federation”, the RIA news agency reported. Its vice premier said a referendum on the status would take place on March 16.
Meanwhile, European Union leaders gathered for an emergency summit to seek ways to pressure Russia to back down and accept mediation. This is most serious east-west confrontation since the end of the Cold War. Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk has rejected referendum on Crimea split. “Crimea was, is and will be an integral part of Ukraine,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.