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  5/11/2014, Iyar 11, 5774

Referendum Vote Commences in Ukraine

Hundreds of people in Luhansk, Slaviansk, Donetsk and elsewhere in eastern Ukraine flooded polling stations Sunday despite lingering violence, as a controversial referendum vote commenced debating Donetsk's secession and independence. Fears in the region have reached record heights over the past several weeks, with politicians alleging that the atmosphere points to a de facto civil war. Meanwhile, h