Ukraine Separatist Region Will Hold Election in Sept.: Spokesman

Self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” may hold vote around Sept. 14, as currently appointed members of govt and parliament were named without vote, separatist spokesman Dmitry Gau says by phone. * “Sept. 14 is not an exact date; it could shift by several days:” Gau * NOTE: Ukraine’s govt has rejected May 11 secessionist referendums by rebels in eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions, saying they were “illegal” * NOTE: Ukrainian Donetsk Separatists Will Ask to Join Russia: Ostrov {NSN N5Q13X6JTSEB<Go>} * NOTE: Ukraine Separatists Announce Government as Forces Clash in East {NSN N5PM406JTSE8<Go>}

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