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  Iyar 12, 5774 , 12/05/14

Ukraine: 90% of Donetsk Residents Vote for Independence

Rebels in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine claimed on Sunday night that 90 percent of voters had cast ballots in favor of independence, AFP reports.

"These can be considered the final results," Roman Lyagin, the head of Donetsk's self-styled electoral commission, was quoted as having told reporters shortly after polling stations closed. He said that turnout was just under 75 percent.

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