Moscow supports vote in Ukraine's east

November 4, 2014 7:45 AM

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Moscow supports vote in Ukraine's east

Pro-Russian separatist authorities said Sunday's vote, which saw two rebel leaders easily reconfirmed in their roles, gives them a powerful mandate to slip further from Ukrainian rule.

Plans for the election had been condemned by the European Union and the United States, which said it violated Ukrainian law and undermined a two-month-old cease-fire that has existed only on paper.

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