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Ukraine vote credibility questioned

In the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk there's a celebratory mood among some a day after a referendum on self-rule. Pro-Moscow separatists are insisting what they call the People's Republic of Donetsk is now an independent state. That view isn't shared in Kiev or further afield. The U.S. says it doesn't recognise the referendum results. (SOUNDBITE)(English) WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN JAY CARNEY SAYING: "The so-called referendum to which you refer are illegal under Ukrainian law and a transparent attempt to create further division and disorder." The European Council's president echoed that sentiment. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, HERMAN VAN ROMPUY, SAYING: "We will not recognise the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol likewise we do not recognise so-called referendum of yesterday." Britain's Foreign Secretary was scathing about the credibility of the poll. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY

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