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Ukraine's Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal

A leader of Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine signed a decree on Wednesday to hold local elections, a move President Petro Poroshenko condemned as a risky and irresponsible decision that threatened a cease-fire deal. Under the terms of the much-violated Minsk peace agreement, reached in February, local elections were meant to be held in the separatist regions in tandem with the rest of the country, but Kyiv has said they cannot take place due to security and monitoring...

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