Separatists in Donetsk claim a turnout of 74.9% in a referendum on self-determination with 89.7% voting in favor of self-rule.
Ukraine says turnout was 32%. I suspect the truth is somewhere in between but that’s a pretty wide gap. Even 32% turnout seems respectable given the circumstances.
The Ukrainian government claims the election was a farce and the US called it illegal. Nonetheless, Separatists Urge Russia to Annex Donetsk in Wake of Referendum. Continue reading