Ignoring Putin, Ukraine Insurgents To Hold Vote

wochit politics
May 08, 2014 AT 1:34 PM
In apparent defiance of a call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to put off the vote, insurgents in eastern Ukraine insisted Thursday they will go ahead with this weekend's referendum as planned. Denis Pushilin,co-chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic said,"Putin is seeking a way out of the situation. We are grateful to him for this.