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Donbas separatist leader urges referendum on joining Russia

MOSCOW, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Denis Pushilin, head of the Russia-backed separatist Donetsk region of Ukraine, called on his fellow separatist leader of Luhansk province on Monday to combine efforts aimed at preparing a referendum on joining Russia.

In a video posted on social media, he told Luhansk People's Republic leader Leonid Pasechnik in a phone call that "our actions should be synchronised". (Reporting by Reuters; editing by Jonathan Oatis)