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Ukraine Cancels Upcoming Local Polls Near Combat Zone

Election officials in Ukraine have canceled upcoming local polls in parts of two rebel-controlled regions near the Russian border, after determining that authorities can not guarantee voter or polling place safety. The Central Election Commission, in a statement Sunday, said the cancellations of October 25 voting will affect 91 local councils in the rebel-held Donetsk region and 31 local councils in the nearby Luhansk region. The statement said the cancelations target voting for...

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