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    Pro-Russia separatists defy warnings, hold ‘sovereign’ vote
    Nov02

    Pro-Russia separatists defy warnings, hold ‘sovereign’ vote

    Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in elections condemned by the international community as illegal and a violation of a cease-fire already teetering on the verge of collapse. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine pro-Russia rebels hold elections in the east, fueling conflict
    Nov02

    Ukraine pro-Russia rebels hold elections in the east, fueling conflict

    MOSCOW — Residents of rebel-held eastern Ukraine voted for leaders on Sunday, taking another step toward establishing an independent enclave and exacerbating tensions between Russia and the West. Thousands of residents across war-torn eastern Ukraine lined up Sunday to give their backing to the current rebel leadership, which has been working to...

    Ukraine denounces ‘pseudo-elections’ as regions controlled by pro-Russia rebels vote for lawmakers
    Nov02

    Ukraine denounces ‘pseudo-elections’ as regions controlled by pro-Russia rebels vote for lawmakers

    Residents in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine Breakaway Regions Hold Criticized Elections
    Nov02

    Ukraine Breakaway Regions Hold Criticized Elections

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — 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. Voting in the main rebel city of Donetsk proceeded in the presence of gunmen inside three polling stations visited by the AP. Despite a...

    Kohl savages successors over euro, Russia in new book
    Nov02

    Kohl savages successors over euro, Russia in new book

    Berlin (AFP) – Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl has lashed out at his successors again in a new book coming out this week, blasting their policies on Russia and the euro. Just weeks after being quoted as belittling his protege Angela Merkel as having been unable to “eat properly with a knife and fork” when she started out in...

    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’ 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 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 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...