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Russia / Ukraine Conflict Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko

Prepares for EU referendum

1 Jan, 1970

Timoshenko says her Batkivshchina (Fatherland) party will submit all necessary papers to the Central Electoral Commission for a referendum on accession to the European Union before the end of the day, so that the vote can be held simultaneously with early parliamentary elections slated for Oct. 26:

The Batkivshchina party made the decision to begin today all procedures that are required for holding a referendum on accession to NATO on the day of the pre-term elections to the Verkhovna Rada [parliament]