Europe With nod from Putin, Ukraine rebels defy peace deal with 'pseudo-election'

The elections, scheduled for Sunday, would deviate from a Sept. 5 peace deal between Ukrainian and Russian leaders. Experts say the elections will bring new uncertainty to an already fragile truce in eastern Ukraine. 

By , Correspondent

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Just a week after the rest of Ukraine elected a new pro-European and anti-Moscow parliament, Russian-backed rebels in the east are holding their own elections on Sunday.