Ukraine will choose a new president in two weeks in an election considered crucial to the country’s future and even existence. But there is little sign of election fever in the southern port city of Odessa, Ukraine's third largest with more than one million people. [more]
The Kyiv-appointed governor of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast Serhiy Taruta on May 13 blasted the sham referendum carried out across his region by separatist leaders here on May 11, calling it nothing more than a “sociological questionnaire.” [more]
The self-proclaimed Luhansk Republic’s second day of existence was marred by an assassination attempt on its leader Valery Bolotov, separatists announced on May 13. They accused the authorities in Kyiv of plotting the attack. [more]
Polling stations have opened in cities across the eastern Ukrainian oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk as residents go to polls to vote for seceding from Ukraine and creating a quasi-independent state in an act declared illegal by the central government in Kyiv and the West but supported by Russia.
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