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Ukraine vote aims to unify country amid Russia's presence

25 May 2014 10:07 AM | Anonymous
Ukrainians vote Sunday in an early presidential election that could be a crucial step toward resolving the country's crisis, but separatists in the east are threatening to block the vote. The election undefined which comes six months after the outbreak of protests that led to the president's ouster and a deepening chasm between pro-Europe and pro-Russia Ukrainians undefined aims to unify the fiercely divided country or at least at discourage further polarization. A look at the vote: WHY THE EARLY ELECTION? After months of protests against his rule and scores of protesters killed by snipers, President Viktor Yanukovych signed an agreement with opposition leaders on Feb. 21 calling for early presidential elections by December. But he fled later in the day, eventually resurfacing in Russia, and parliament decided to hold the presidential election May 25.    WDEF.COM.  Read More 
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