Separatist elections, troop movements rattle Ukraine

A man casts his ballot during the vote in polling station in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on November 2, 2014Separatists in eastern Ukraine held elections Sunday condemned by Kiev and Western governments, but backed by Russia, as Ukrainian claims of “intensive” troop movements across the Russian border cast new doubts over a truce. The elections in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic — based around the two main rebel-held cities — were billed as bringing a degree of legitimacy to the makeshift pro-Russian authorities already in control.

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