Crimea parliament decision 'illegitimate': Ukraine PM ccr/bmm/ric

Ukraine's premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday dubbed as "illegitimate" a request by the local parliament in Crimea to become part of Russia.

"This is an illegitmate decision," Yatsenyuk told reporters after talks with European Union heads of state and government. "We urge the Russian government not to support those who advocate separatism."

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