Ukraine separatists elect leaders in defiance of West

DONETSK, Ukraine: Separatist leaders in Russian-backed areas of eastern Ukraine on Monday looked set for an expected victory according to preliminary results in polls condemned as illegal by Kiev and Western countries.

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Self-proclaimed republics in Russian-occupied Donbas boast of high "voter turnout"

Two self-proclaimed republics in Russian-occupied Donbas, eastern Ukraine – the "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") and the "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR") – have boasted of high "voter turnout" rates during the local "elections" held on November 11. The international community, in turn, condemned the illegal "local elections" in Donbas.

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev an

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.

Eastern Ukraine Hold Elections, West Calls Polls A 'Mockery' Eastern Ukraine Hold Elections, West Calls Polls A 'Mockery'

Voters in the Kremlin-backed regions of eastern Ukraine are voting Sunday for local government leaders. The elections have been denounced by Kyiv, Washing

Poroshenko thanks world leaders for not recognizing pseudo-elections in Donbas - 11.11.2018 20:28 — Ukrinform News

The world has strongly condemned the holding of fake elections in the occupied territories of Donbas on November 11, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.

The issue of holding illegal elections in the occupied territory of Donbas is put on the agenda of the EU Council of Ministers

Ukrainian president also said that Ukraine had begun consultations on this issue with the permanent members of the UN Security Council in New York.

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Separatist-held regions hold elections in eastern Ukraine

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine hold leadership elections on Sunday in the shadow of a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and poisoned relations between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine and its international backers have lined up to condemn

Poroshenko urges residents of Russian-occupied Donbas not to participate in fake elections

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged Ukrainians living in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, namely in the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR") and "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") not to participate in the so-called "elections" scheduled for Sunday, November 11. Russia makes this step only to elect the next puppets already appointed by them," the head of state said.

Poroshenko urged Ukrainians living in the occupied Donbas not to vote in the fake elections on November 11

The Kremlin-organized election in the occupied Donbas is scheduled for November 11