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    Russia backs Ukrainian separatists’ election, setting stage for renewed tensions with West
    Nov03

    Russia backs Ukrainian separatists’ election, setting stage for renewed tensions with West

    Russia has backed a contentious election held by separatists in eastern Ukraine, setting the stage for renewed diplomatic tensions with the West. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election
    Nov03

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election

    The Foreign Ministry said Monday that the vote in Donetsk and Luhansk gave elected representatives the authority to restore stability in regions unsettled by an armed separatist insurgency. Despite the cease-fire agreement, fighting rages daily between government troops and rebel forces in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. …read more Source:...

    Russia Is Doubling Down On Its Disastrous Ukraine Adventure
    Nov03

    Russia Is Doubling Down On Its Disastrous Ukraine Adventure

    The Russian government has officially recognised elections in rebel-held Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine despite UN warnings that they violate the peace agreement in the country. Russia also looks like it is beginning another military buildup on the Ukraine border. While the votes are pro-Russian, they could also become a huge...

    Ukrainians Protest At Separatist Vote
    Nov03

    Ukrainians Protest At Separatist Vote

    Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kyiv to protest against elections in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine on November 2. The protestors marched from the Maidan, the scene of the revolution, chanting slogans and singing the Ukrainian national anthem. The elections have been recognized by Russia but condemned by the Ukrainian and...

    Ukraine Rebels Hold Elections as Violence Continues
    Nov03

    Ukraine Rebels Hold Elections as Violence Continues

    It was election day in eastern Ukraine Sunday… but this was a different kind of election. These voters were from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, which has broken from the central government in Kiev and seeks closer ties with Russia. Many voted from across the Russian border, where refugees have fled during the fighting....

    Ukraine’s pro-Russia rebels hold elections
    Nov03

    Ukraine’s pro-Russia rebels hold elections

    MOSCOW — Residents of rebel-held eastern Ukraine voted for leaders Sunday, taking another step toward establishing an independent enclave and exacerbating tensions between Russia and the West. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Vote For Leaders In Eastern Ukraine
    Nov03

    Pro-Russian Rebels Vote For Leaders In Eastern Ukraine

    (Reuters) – 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 percent of the vote, according to the rebels’ exit polls of an election that has worsened a standoff...

    EU Rejects Rebel Vote In Ukraine
    Nov03

    EU Rejects Rebel Vote In Ukraine

    The European Union says elections held in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine are an “obstacle to peace,” and Brussels will not recognize them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Election goes on in rebel-held area of Ukraine despite objections
    Nov03

    Election goes on in rebel-held area of Ukraine despite objections

    Voting in the main rebel city of Donetsk proceeded in the presence of gunmen inside three polling stations visited by the Associated Press. Despite a cease-fire agreement being signed in September, fighting continues almost daily between government troops and rebel forces in the area. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    EU Calls East Ukraine Vote Obstacle To Peace, Won’t Recognize It
    Nov03

    EU Calls East Ukraine Vote Obstacle To Peace, Won’t Recognize It

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An election of separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine is an obstacle to peace and the European Union will not recognize it, the EU’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Sunday. “I consider today’s ‘presidential and parliamentary elections’ in Donetsk and Luhansk...