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Ahead of Breakaway Vote, Tensions Remain High in Eastern Ukraine

Violence is flaring and anger rising in eastern Ukraine, less than 24 hours before a controversial referendum calling for a yes-or-no vote on whether to break away from Ukraine and form separate "people’s republics."  Explosions from an abandoned armored vehicle sent people in Mariupol scurrying to safety. They are afraid of a repeat of Friday’s fierce fighting when daylong clashes between Ukrainian security forces and separatists that left at least 20 dead. An...

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