Ukraine: Eastern opposition declares victory in vote on self-rule

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After the self-rule referendum in parts of eastern Ukraine, some anti-Kiev leaders are already asking to become a part of Russia. Organizers say 89 percent of the votes cast in Donetsk, and 96 percent of those in Luhansk, were “for independence.”

However, Ukraine’s interim government and western countries are rejecting the results of the referendum, and remain committed to pushing ahead with Ukraine’s planned presidential election, just two weeks away. CCTV’s Roza Kazan reports from Donetsk.

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Ukraine: Eastern Opposition Declares Victory in Vote on Self-Rule

Ukraine: Eastern Opposition Declares Victory in Vote on Self-Rule

After the self-rule referendum in parts of eastern Ukraine, some anti-Kiev leaders are already asking to become a part of Russia. Organizers say 89 percent of the votes cast in Donetsk, and 96 percent of those in Luhansk, were "for independence." Meanwhile, Ukraine's interim government and western countries are rejecting the results of the referendum, and remain committed to pushing ahead with Ukraine's planned presidential election, just two weeks away. CCTV's Roza Kazan reports from Donetsk.

While the Kremlin has voiced “support” for the results of the referendum, it has not committed to the union of eastern Ukraine with Russia. CCTV’s Daria Bondarchuk reports from Moscow.

Moscow Reacts to Eastern Ukraine Vote

Moscow Reacts to Eastern Ukraine Vote

After the self-rule referendum in parts of eastern Ukraine, some anti-Kiev leaders are already asking to become a part of Russia. While the Kremlin has voiced "support" for the results of the referendum, it has not committed to the union of eastern Ukraine with Russia. CCTV's Daria Bondarchuk reports from Moscow.

Now that the two parts of eastern Ukraine have voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence, the legitimacy of the entire vote has been questioned. To discuss what happens next, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes is joined by Job Henning, a fellow with the Truman Project.

Job Henning on Eastern Ukraine Referendum

Job Henning on Eastern Ukraine Referendum

Now that the two regions in eastern Ukraine have voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence, the legitimacy of the entire vote has been questioned. To discuss what happens next, CCTV's Elaine Reyes is joined by Job Henning, a fellow with the Truman Project.

Ukrainian forces have continued their “anti-terrorism operation” in the country’s eastern region. However, authorities say the operation is now entering its final phase. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson hreports from Sloviansk.

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Ukraine Concluding Anti-Terror Operation

Ukraine Concluding Anti-Terror Operation

Ukrainian forces have continued their "anti-terrorism operation" in the country's eastern region. However, authorities say the operation is now entering its final phase. CCTV's Kate Parkinson hreports from Sloviansk.

Meanwhile, in Kiev, Ukrainian authorities who have been watching developments in the eastern region say they are committed to pressing ahead with national elections that are only two weeks away. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.

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Kiev Rejects Vote in Eastern Ukraine

Kiev Rejects Vote in Eastern Ukraine

In Kiev, Ukrainian authorities who have been watching developments in the eastern region, say they are committed to pressing ahead with national elections that are only two weeks away. CCTV's Roee Ruttenberg reports