Ukraine rebels claim referendum victory (59)

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.
DONETSK, REFERENDUM, UKRAINE, KIEV, RUSSIA, CRIMEA, Putin, Turchynov, Ponomaryov, Yatsenyuk, Russia, Ukraine, Kyiv, USA, Germany, Brussels, France