Ukraine's Rebels Defy Kiev By Holding Separate Elections
Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels are holding their own elections Sunday, despite condemnation from Kiev and most Western nations.By Matt Picht | November 1, 2014
Ukraine's official parliamentary elections took place last week, and the mostly pro-European results were generally heralded as a landmark moment for democracy in the country.
But some parts of Ukraine are hosting another election Sunday — and the reception to these polls has been less than welcoming from the West.
Two self-proclaimed "People's Republics" surrounding the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk will be holding their own elections, in an effort to legitimize their breakaway movements.