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Ukraine referendums show people striving for freedom — Russian parliament speaker

MOSCOW, May 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said outcomes of referendums in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions demonstrated the striving of people for freedom.

“Many people argue now that thereferendums and their results are illegitimate. But this does not mean that there were no referendums at all,” Naryshkin told journalists on Monday, adding that these polls demonstrated people’s willingness “to protect their rights and their striving for freedom”.