Ukraine rebels claim referendum victory (38)

Irish Examiner 2014.05.12 01:38
Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine claim preliminary results of a contentious referendum show nearly 90% of voters have supported sovereignty for their region. Roman Lyagin, election chief of the self-styled Donetsk PeopleБ─(tm)s Republic, said around 75% of the regionБ─(tm)s three million voters cast ballots Sunday. With no independent observers monitoring the vote, however, verifying the figures will prove problematic.
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