Ukraine separatist says will form own state bodies, military after vote

by Reuters
Sunday, 11 May 2014 13:39 GMT

KIEV, May 11 (Reuters) - A separatist leader from Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region said it would form its own state bodies and consider government soldiers there as "occupiers" once results were announced from Sunday's self-rule referendum, Interfax news agency said.

"All military troops on our territory after the official announcement of referendum results will be considered illegal and declared occupiers," Denis Pushilin, a leader of the self-styled Donetsk republic said, according to the agency.

"It is necessary to form state bodies and military authorities as soon as possible," Interfax said he added.

(Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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