Rebel-backed elections held in two areas of eastern Ukraine

November 3, 2014 9:21 AM

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Rebel-backed elections held in two areas of eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine — Voters in two pro-Russian separatist enclaves in eastern Ukraine went to the polls on Sunday to elect members of Parliament and heads of state, defying the central government in Kiev in elections that threatened to deepen and prolong the conflict in the east.

Russia has said it will recognize the results, but Ukraine, as well as the United States and the European Union, has said it will not, maintaining that the elections violated a cease-fire agreement signed in Minsk in September.

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