Alexander Zakharchenko, separatist leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, casts a ballot during its leadership and local parliamentary elections at a polling station in Donetsk November 2, 2014
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Ukraine crisis: Separatists hold controversial polls

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are holding elections denounced by the West as "illegitimate".

Presidential and parliamentary polls are being held in the two self-proclaimed people's republics in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Laura Westbrook reports.

  • 02 Nov 2014
  • From the section Europe
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