Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

MOSCOW (AP) – Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels are voting for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.

The elections Sunday will choose heads of government and legislature members in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, where separatists have fought Ukrainian forces since the spring of 2014 in a war that has killed more than 10,000 people.

Although a 2015 accord on ending the war calls for local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk, critics that include Ukraine’s president, the U.S. and the European Union say the vote is illegitimate because it is conducted when Ukraine has no control, in the territories.

But the separatists say the vote is a key step toward establishing full-fledged democracy in the regions.

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