Ukraine Holds Presidential Vote; Rebels Reject It

May 25, 2014 3:41 PM

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Ukraine Holds Presidential Vote; Rebels Reject It

Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev on Sunday for Ukraine's crucial presidential election — a stark contrast to the country's troubled east, where heavily armed pro-Russia rebels intimidated voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking off voting centers.

Sunday's ballot is taking place despite weeks of fighting in the sprawling eastern regions that form Ukraine's industrial heartland, where pro-Russia insurgents have seized government buildings, battled government troops and vowed to disrupt the ballot.

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