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People voting at a medical school in central Kiev on Sunday (Photo: EUobserver)

Big turnout in Ukraine election, despite pro-Russia gunmen

Pro-Russia gunmen have all-but stopped voting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine, but people are turning out in big numbers in the rest of the country.

A report by the Kiev-based NGO, the All-Ukrainian Committee of Voters, on Sunday (25 May) at 2pm local time, said there is no voting in Donetsk city, which is home to 1 million people.

In Severedonetsk, in the neighbouring Luhansk region, none of the 50 polling stations were allowed to work.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

People voting at a medical school in central Kiev on Sunday (Photo: EUobserver)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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