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    Russia says it respects east Ukrainian people’s will expressed in elections
    Nov03

    Russia says it respects east Ukrainian people’s will expressed in elections

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry said late Sunday that Moscow respects the expression of the will of people in southeastern Ukraine to vote by election for regional leaders and legislative bodies. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Russia backs Ukraine rebel vote despite criticism from West
    Nov03

    Russia backs Ukraine rebel vote despite criticism from West

    Russia on Sunday endorsed a crushing victory for Ukraine’s pro-Moscow rebel leadership at controversial polls that the EU slammed as a “new obstacle” for peace in the country’s strife-torn east. Despite warnings from Kiev and the West not to recognise the polls, Moscow moved quickly to throw its weight behind the disputed...

    Miner’s son, Lenin fan set to win separatist Ukraine votes
    Nov03

    Miner’s son, Lenin fan set to win separatist Ukraine votes

    DONETSK: Two pro-Russian separatists were confirmed as leaders in controversial elections in eastern Ukraine on Sunday — one a rebel chief who highlights his status as a miner’s son and the other a fan of Communist icon Vladimir Lenin. Alexander Zakharchenko, who commands rebels fighting Ukrainian government forces in the mining and...

    Russia's says 'respects' will of Ukraine's rebel regions
    Nov03

    Russia's says 'respects' will of Ukraine's rebel regions

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia said it “respects the will of the people of southeast” Ukraine following elections on Sunday for rebel leadership in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, Interfax reported the foreign ministry as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine
    Nov03

    Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian rebels elected a separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday in a vote President Petro Poroshenko called “a farce”. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine Rebel Vote ‘New Obstacle’ to Peace: European Union
    Nov03

    Ukraine Rebel Vote ‘New Obstacle’ to Peace: European Union

    The European Union said elections held Sunday by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine were illegal, would not be recognised and created a new hurdle to a resolution of the conflict. …read more Source:...

    Russia says it respects east Ukrainian people’s will expressed in elections
    Nov03

    Russia says it respects east Ukrainian people’s will expressed in elections

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry said late Sunday that Moscow respects the expression of the will of people in southeastern Ukraine to vote by election for regional leaders and legislative bodies. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine separatists vote  in controversial election
    Nov03

    Ukraine separatists vote in controversial election

    DONETSK, Ukraine: Separatists in eastern Ukraine voted yesterday in controversial, Russian-backed leadership elections that Kiev and the West have refused to recognise and which threatened to deepen an international crisis over the conflict.The elections in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic –...

    EU calls east Ukraine vote obstacle to peace, won't recognise it
    Nov02

    EU calls east Ukraine vote obstacle to peace, won't recognise it

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An election of separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine is an obstacle to peace and the European Union will not recognise it, the EU’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rattled by Russia troop movements as separatists vote
    Nov02

    Ukraine rattled by Russia troop movements as separatists vote

    Separatists in eastern Ukraine held elections Sunday as claims of “intensive” troop movements crossing the Russian border cast new doubts over a truce. The vote in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic was condemned by Kiev and the West, but backed by Russia, billed as bringing a degree of...

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