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Ukraine Separatists Claim 89 Percent Voted for ‘Independence’ of Donetsk Region

Organizers of Sunday's independence referendum in Ukraine’s eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk say 89 percent of those who cast ballots voted in favor of seceding from Ukraine.   The results were announced just three hours after the polls closed and after reporters were told they would not be ready.   The separatists say 10 percent rejected independence and that turnout was 75 percent. The early results are impossible to independently verify as there were no international...

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