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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.

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Doctor disputes Estonian foreign minister's claims

The Doctor at the centre of claims that snipers had killed people on both sides of the protests in Ukraine last month has denied telling Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet that policemen and protesters were killed in the same manner.

"Myself I saw only protesters. I do not know the type of wounds suffered by military people," Olga Bogomolets told the Telegraph.

Flowers and rosaries are seen at the site where protesters and police were killed in recent clashes. Credit: Reuters

"I think you can only say something like this on the basis of fact. It's not correct and its not good to do this. It should be based on fact."

She added that the new government in Kiev had assured her that a criminal investigation had begun although she had not direct contact with it so far.

"I was a doctor helping to save people on the square. There were 15 people killed on the first day by snipers. They were shot directly to the heart, brain and arteries. There were more than 40 the next day, 12 of them died in my arms," she concluded.

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