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Ukraine Separatists to Hold Secession Vote

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine say they voted unanimously on Thursday in favor of holding a referendum on independence on Sunday as planned. “We have just voted in the People's Council. ... The date of the referendum was endorsed 100 percent. The referendum will take place on May 11,” separatist leader Denis Pushilin said. The announcement came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the vote's postponement saying the move could open the way for...

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