East Ukraine Separatists Refuse to Postpone Referendum

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Bulgaria: East Ukraine Separatists Refuse to Postpone Referendum Armed pro-Russian activists gather on the steps of the Regional Interior Ministry building in Luhansk. Photo: EPA/BGNES

The pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine did not heed Russia's President Vladimir Putin advice to postpone the referendum for independence, reports Interfax. 

It is supposed to take place this Sunday in the so-called “Donetsk People's Republic” and the neighboring “Luhansk People's Republic” in Eastern Ukraine. 

Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities said, that notwithstanding the eventual postponement of the referendum, the anti-terrorist operation against the separatists in the region will continue. 

At the same time the co-chair of the government of the “Donetsk People's Republic” Miroslav Rodenko said the pro-Russian squads are not planning to lay their weapons and negotiate, because “too many people had died”. He also said he does not see how or why the upcoming elections for president of Ukraine are going to happen in the region. “I don't see among the candidates anyone who could represent Donbas and the south east.”

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sa-sha - 9 May 2014 // 18:39:27

To Federick-the-Cockroach: Go and Try...to eliminate PEOPLE who fight for their OWN LIVES, You, victim of the failed abortion of a mad jennet...

Optimistic - 8 May 2014 // 21:10:03

The majority of Ukrainians believe that the current illegal government in Kiev is useless.

This is from a poll conducted by Voice of America which is really right wing.

The East and South Ukranians should push their own man in the Presidential elections as the current government will not do well in the elections.

Why settle for part of a country when you can have it all.

Vladimir K. - 8 May 2014 // 18:27:05

Since the Kiev right sector is clearly braindead, and have attacked so many Russians in the east it is clearly clear that the only way to solve this mess is to divide the country. However, will be better if they get united to Russia as Crimea since small republics obviously will not survive with the disgusting NATO pigs next door.

If there is a god, I will pray that after May 11 everything will be peaceful for eastern Ukrainians. And I hope the western ones will get out of the poverty that will soon be caused in the west as result of the disgusting US intervention.

Federick - 8 May 2014 // 16:16:02

Even Putler realised that the peasants in Eastern Ukraine are too reckless even for his own standards. I think now that Putler has thrown the peasants under the bus, the Ukrainian military will be able to eliminate the cockroaches quickly.

Optimistic - 8 May 2014 // 15:28:28

Excellent, keep going, it would be fantastic if you create independant Ulranian Republics in the East and South.

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