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He expressed the hope that the Sevastopol city mayor would visit Moscow soon to develop a new agreement on cooperation between the two cities, taking it to a new level.
“In any case, whatever results of the referendum are, we will not leave Sevastopol and our fraternal nation in need,” he said.
On Sunday, Crimea will hold a referendum deciding whether the peninsula will join Russia or will return to the 1992 Constitution that envisages broader autonomy within Ukraine’s borders.