Ukraine Disastrous Elections and Serious Displacement of Civilians*

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Ukraine Disastrous Elections and Serious Displacement of Civilians*

With Oligarchs in power, this is what U.S. allies paid billions to create! A case of the desired end ‘justifies’ the means?

By Simran Khosla

If you thought the ballot box would heal Ukraine, you were wrong, at least for now.

The past week has been election season for the troubled nation. On Oct. 26, the central Ukrainian government held parliamentary elections in which voters emphatically rejected radical candidates from both the left and right in favor of pro-Western moderates. Not to be outdone, on Nov. 2, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine held their own elections in the self-declared “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk. Western governments and Kyiv denounced the election, noting that it violated the Sept. 5 ceasefire agreement and warning Russia to stay out of it. Russia responded by voicing support for Donetsk and Luhansk, but stopped short of…

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