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Poroshenko Asks to End East Ukraine’s Autonomy After Vote

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will ask parliament to revoke a law giving more autonomy to regions occupied by pro-Russian separatists after the rebels held elections condemned by the U.S. and the European Union.

Ukraine is sticking to a Sept. 5 cease-fire, Poroshenko said, even as the government in Kiev accused insurgents of continuing to shell government forces and Russia of massing troops and military vehicles in rebel-occupied Luhansk and Donetsk. The results of Nov. 2 ballots in the two regions will be annulled and the votes redone in government-condoned votes slated for Dec. 7, Poroshenko said.