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    Ukraine prepares for decisive parliamentary vote soured by separatist conflict
    Oct25

    Ukraine prepares for decisive parliamentary vote soured by separatist conflict

    Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine pauses before decisive parliamentary vote soured by specter of separatist conflict
    Oct25

    Ukraine pauses before decisive parliamentary vote soured by specter of separatist conflict

    Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
    Oct25

    Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. Campaigning material was taken down across the country Saturday in line with election laws ahead of a vote that pollsters say will be dominated...

    On eve of election, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course
    Oct25

    On eve of election, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

    Poroshenko called on Ukrainians to elect a majority …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Taking Measure Of The Ukrainian Mind-Set
    Oct25

    Taking Measure Of The Ukrainian Mind-Set

    How have Ukrainian attitudes toward the EU, Russia, and NATO changed? Is it possible to conduct opinion polls in the Donbas? And why is support for the Ukrainian Communist Party in decline? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Many Ukrainians preoccupied with conflict, not Sunday’s parliamentary election
    Oct25

    Many Ukrainians preoccupied with conflict, not Sunday’s parliamentary election

    Ukraine’s parliamentary elections on Sunday promise to usher in a fresh class of politicians, but for millions of Ukrainians change is no promise of improvement. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine elections highlight nation’s split between east and west
    Oct25

    Ukraine elections highlight nation’s split between east and west

    KIEV, Ukraine — Marina Demko wants to build a stronger Ukraine if she wins a seat in her nation’s landmark Sunday parliamentary elections. But she has one big problem: she is campaigning to represent a part of her country that is under the control of Russian-supported rebels who are trying to build a parallel state. Many residents there who...

    Campaigning Ends Ahead Of Key Ukraine Election
    Oct25

    Campaigning Ends Ahead Of Key Ukraine Election

    Voting will not take place in 14 districts of eastern Ukraine currently under the control of the separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote
    Oct25

    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.Campaigning ended on Friday for the polls called by President Petro Poroshenko in August.Poroshenko is under pressure to...

    The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine
    Oct25

    The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine

    Oleh Lyashko, the Radical Party leader, appears poised to gain a significant bloc in Ukraine’s Parliament in Sunday’s elections, tapping into voters’ frustrations over war and a bad economy. …read more Source: The New York...