Eastern Ukraine separatists claim high voter turnout in May 11 referendum

The Kyiv Post saw dozen of ballots inside of the polling station in downtown Luhansk saying ‘Yes’ to the sole question of referendum – whether you support an act of independence of Luhansk Republic.

But the Kyiv Post has not seen any voters here so far. This polling station is located inside of the city’s Central Election Commission in the building where Communist Party’s office used to be located in the Soviet times. Vasily Nikitin, deputy head of Luhansk CEC, told the Kyiv Post that 71 percent of people participated in vote in Luhansk and 79 percent in the entire region.

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(Photo: Kostyantyn Chernichkin)