Elections in Ukraine

Elections in Ukraine

Donetsk, May 25, 2014
While in Lenin Square is proclaimed the independent republic of Nova Russia, no polling station is open in the city center. A few smaller towns in the region show a very low turnout in the Ukrainian presidential elections. The new President-elect Poroshenko in the evening announces that there will be no mediation with the pro-Russia Separatist militia who patrol the entrances to the city. During the night and in the morning of May 26 clashes come close to the city, from the front line arrive the first war bulletins. And the first victims among civilians. In Donetsk the streets are empty as people begin to feel something ambiguous, firefights and bombings closer and closer in to the city center.

by contributor Marcello Fauci

Donetsk, May 25, 2014
While in Lenin Square is proclaimed the independent republic of Nova Russia, no polling station is open in the city center. A few smaller towns in the region show a very low turnout in the Ukrainian presidential elections. The new President-elect Poroshenko in the evening announces that there will be no mediation with the pro-Russia Separatist militia who patrol the entrances to the city. During the night and in the morning of May 26 clashes come close to the city, from the front line arrive the first war bulletins. And the first victims among civilians. In Donetsk the streets are empty as people begin to feel something ambiguous, firefights and bombings closer and closer in to the city center.

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