Ukraine votes against backdrop of war, corruption

Ukrainian citizens vote at a polling station at the Ukrainian Embassy in Minsk on October 26, 2014A divided Ukraine voted Sunday in parliamentary elections that President Petro Poroshenko hopes will show support for his pro-Western reforms and plans to negotiate with pro-Russian insurgents. Reformers and nationalists supporting a drive to steer Ukraine out of Russia’s sphere of influence were expected to dominate. The Petro Poroshenko Bloc was forecast to be the biggest party, although needing partners to form a ruling coalition. “Today we have a new Ukraine,” Poroshenko said after voting in the capital Kiev.

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