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Ukraine holds vote seen as key
for restoring order

Associated Press, by Maria Danilova & Peter Leonard

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Posted By:Zarin, 5/25/2014 5:33:39 AM

Ukraine´s critical presidential election got underway Sunday under the wary scrutiny of a world eager for stability in a country rocked by a deadly uprising in the east. While there were no immediate reports of fighting, pro-Russia insurgents were trying to block voting by snatching ballot boxes and patrolling polling stations. The vote was taking place three months after the ouster of the country´s pro-Russia leader, who was chased from power by months of protests triggered by his decision to reject a pact with the European Union and forge closer ties with Moscow. There were no immediate reports of clashes on Sunday

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A run off is the expected result of this first vote. That will be in June.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Japanorama, 5/25/2014 5:52:58 AM     (No. 9861010)

By stealing Ukraine oil and gas offshore of Crimea, Russia has already stolen Ukraine´s future. The elections mean nothing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 5/25/2014 6:42:32 AM     (No. 9861032)

Ukraine...
pro-Russian insurgents...

patrolling polling stations...

sounds eerily familiar

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Reply 3 - Posted by: John c, 5/25/2014 7:18:57 AM     (No. 9861052)

I heard on the John Batchelor Show (WABC) that their legislature has gone back to the old constitution so the election is for very weak leadership.

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