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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Separatists Ask Putin To Annex Donetsk Following Referendum; Sanction Hypocrisy And Warship Sales – 13 May 2014

MishMikeShedlockSeparatists 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