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U.N. envoy warns of social collapse in parts of eastern Ukraine

Near the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Slaviansk, residents gawk over a blast site. They say government forces fired a shell in their village on Monday. Payback from the government in Kiev, they say, for holding a referendum on independence ahead of national elections. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VIKTOR, RESIDENT OF VILLAGE NEAR SLAVIANSK, SAYING: "We had a referendum, we voted. Kiev does not recognize our vote, our opinion. So this is the way they try to persuade us." Pro-Russian separatists in the east refuse to take part in Sunday's crucial all-Ukraine election. In Kiev, the Interior Minister says a rapid-reaction force is in place to snuff out attempts to wreck the vote. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) ARSEN AVAKOV, INTERIOR MINISTER OF UKRAINE, SAYING: "In hot spots, which we call red and pink zones, special procedures will be put in place with fast-response working groups created to fight provocation." But the U.N. thinks dark shadows loom ov

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