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    Ukrainian breakaway regions hold criticized vote
    Nov02

    Ukrainian breakaway regions hold criticized vote

    Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine main rebel leader wins vote: separatist exit poll   
    Nov02

    Ukraine main rebel leader wins vote: separatist exit poll   

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The main rebel leader in Ukraine’s largest separatist region won a crushing victory in a controversial election Sunday, according to an exit poll conducted by the insurgents. Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, was on course to claim 81.37 percent of...

    Give us recognition, Ukraine rebel voters demand
    Nov02

    Give us recognition, Ukraine rebel voters demand

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The elections may already have been slammed as a farce by the West but those queuing to cast their ballots in east Ukraine’s rebel polls on Sunday insisted their voices should be heard. “I hope that our votes will change something. Perhaps we will finally be recognised as a real, independent...

    Ukraine’ Calls on Russia to Denounce East Ukraine Rebels’ Vote
    Nov02

    Ukraine’ Calls on Russia to Denounce East Ukraine Rebels’ Vote

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko condemned eastern separatist elections as illegitimate on Sunday and called on Russia not to recognize the result of the leadership vote. Poroshenko said the election was “a farce, (conducted) under the barrels of tanks and machineguns” that violated a series of agreements...

    Ukraine rattled by Russia troop movements as separatists vote
    Nov02

    Ukraine rattled by Russia troop movements as separatists vote

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – 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...

    Rebel-Backed Elections Underway in Eastern Ukraine
    Nov02

    Rebel-Backed Elections Underway in Eastern Ukraine

    Separatist leaders portrayed the voting in Donetsk and Luhansk as a capstone to their six-month struggle for independence, and voters said the elections would compel Kiev to negotiate and end the war. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukrainian separatists hold elections
    Nov02

    Ukrainian separatists hold elections

    Danielle HaynesDONETSK, Ukraine, Nov. 2 (UPI) — Rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine move forward with leadership elections Sunday despite criticism. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s Separatist East Defies Kiev With Vote
    Nov02

    Ukraine’s Separatist East Defies Kiev With Vote

    The polls in Donetsk and Luhansk have been condemned by the Ukrainian government, the U.S. and European countries.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Rebel Leader Votes in East Ukraine
    Nov02

    Rebel Leader Votes in East Ukraine

    Eastern Ukraine’s separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko casts his ballot in an election he’s almost certain to win. Pro-Russian rebels say the vote will legitimise its leadership and take their war-torn region closer to Russia. But Western powers say they won’t recognise it. Kiev’s pro-European government insists the...

    Meet The ‘Racists’ Monitoring Eastern Ukraine’s Unrecognized Vote
    Nov02

    Meet The ‘Racists’ Monitoring Eastern Ukraine’s Unrecognized Vote

    With the West refusing to recognize elections in the separatist-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine, observers with views some might call “fascist” have filled the void. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...