The election in the rest of Ukraine was loudly cheered by the international community, but this weekend’s vote, in the breakaway eastern oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk, is being condemned by most of the same people.
The election will create the first parliament of the Donetsk People’s Republic, and will assemble a prime ministerial form of government. The republic will serve as the de facto autonomous region, and also the potential government if they secede outright.
Recognition of the election seems to be along the same lines as recognition of the rebels themselves, with Russia promising to accept the results and the US and EU outraged both at the vote and at Russia’s recognition.
The Donetsk People’s Republic formed after the protesters in western Ukraine ousted the pro-Russia government, and the new government banned the Russian language, ubiquitous among ethnic Russian easterners.
The war that followed has mostly stalled, and negotiations for a settlement center around granting the easterners some measure of self-rule, along with the restoration of Russian as an official language.
4 thoughts on “Breakaway East Ukraine Prepares for First Elections”
Forget the election, as it establishes nothing but slavery for the uneducated lower half of society. Far better to establish but one law and require educated people to uphold it, namely,
No one shall enrich themselves upon the misery of the ignorant.
They did not participate in electing the Kiev government ruling the rest of Ukraine. The Kiev government was happy enough to leave them out then, to secure its overwhelming majority for crushing them.
US went to war – with NATO – against Serbia out of the pretense, that the people in Kosovo had the RIGHT to bevome independent.
Now it is the other way around. Our western leaders are plainly liars and criminals – I don't understand any press agency canbear to bring words from them on to the public as if they were reliable at all! They are destroying civilisation on earth and deserves to be treated as traitors and criminals!
For we the uneducated lower half of society, we the laboring-class impoverished slaves of society, democracy is just another form of slavery.
For in every democracy on earth, the lower half has zero percent of the wealth.
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