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Pro-Russia Rebels Vote for Leaders in Eastern Ukraine
Nov03

Pro-Russia 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:...

Ponta tops Romania presidency first round vote
Nov03

Ponta tops Romania presidency first round vote

BUCHAREST – Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta looked set Monday for a closer-than-expected victory in the first round of the presidential election despite fears he could reverse reforms aimed at tackling rampant corruption in one of Europe’s poorest countries.The first official results showed Ponta taking 37.5 per cent of...

Rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk pick leaders of ‘republics’
Nov03

Rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk pick leaders of ‘republics’

Two pro-Russian separatists are likely to be confirmed as leaders in a vote in Ukraine, one a rebel chief who highlights his status as a miner’s son and the other a devotee of Vladimir Lenin. …read more Source: South China Morning...

Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine
Nov03

Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK – Pro-Russian rebels elected a separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday in a vote President Petro Poroshenko called “a farce.” Mining electrician-turned-rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko won over 81 per cent of the vote, according to the rebels’ exit polls of an election that has worsened a standoff...

Russia: Respect E Ukrainian people’s will expressed in votes
Nov03

Russia: Respect E Ukrainian people’s will expressed in votes

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...

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.”Ukraine rebels hold elections as violence continuesRebel leader votes in east UkraineUkraine rebels hold Russia-backed polls condemned by UNResidents of eastern Ukraine say they’re ready for...

Russia backs Ukraine rebel vote despite West criticism
Nov03

Russia backs Ukraine rebel vote despite West criticism

Alexander Zakharchenko – prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic – took 81 per cent of the vote according to rebel election officials, against nine per cent each for his two opponents. …read more Source: Channel...

Ukraine rebel leader claims victory in poll
Nov03

Ukraine rebel leader claims victory in poll

Ukraine’s top rebel leader has accused Kiev of rejecting peace in the war-torn east of the country after claiming victory in a disputed poll. …read more Source:...

Ukraine rebels hold elections as violence continues
Nov03

Ukraine rebels hold elections as violence continues

Rebels held elections in eastern Ukraine despite the condemnation of Western powers, even as violence continues in other parts of the country.Rebel leader votes in east UkraineUkraine rebels hold Russia-backed polls condemned by UNResidents of eastern Ukraine say they’re ready for rebel-held electionUkraine votes in poll likely to elect...

Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine
Nov03

Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko says vote violates Minsk agreements; West and Russia at odds over legitimacy of the ballot …read more Source: The...

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