WorldViews: New poll shows eastern Ukraine’s separatists are wrong

By Ishaan Tharoor, May 8, 2014

Separatists in eastern Ukraine are pressing ahead with their plan to hold a referendum on secession from Kiev despite even the stated wishes of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The move may signal a dangerous escalation of an already deadly conflict. On Thursday Denis Pushilin the self-proclaimed chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic insisted at a news conference that there was a popular will for the vote.

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