Taruta says separatists’ republic ‘does not exist,’ vows to hold presidential elections in Donetsk Oblast

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May. 13, 2014 14:48
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The Kyiv-appointed Donetsk Regional State Administration head Serhiy Taruta speaks to journalists inside Donetsk's Donbass Palace hotel on May 13.
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

DONETSK, Ukraine -- The Kyiv-appointed governor of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast Serhiy Taruta on May 13 blasted the sham referendum carried out across his region by separatist leaders here on May 11, calling it nothing more than a “sociological questionnaire.”

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