Hague calls for Crimea referendum to be abandoned

Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for Crimea's independence referendum to be abandoned and warned that European sanctions against Russia will be stepped up if there is no progress on the Ukraine crisis in the "next few days".

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Referendum 'no different to Scotland', Crimea minister says

Crimea's new information minister has told ITV News that the planned referendum on Sunday is no different to the situation in Scotland and Catalonia.