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As Ukraine elects a new parliament, national divisions persist
As Ukraine elects a new parliament, national divisions persist

President Petro Poroshenko called early parliamentary elections for Sunday in the hope of shoring up Ukrainian unity after a tumultuous winter revolt that swept a Kremlin ally from power only to have Russia strike back with a bloody separatist uprising in the east. But the toll of war and a tanking economy have opened new divisions in Ukraine, threatening to produce a parliament as riven with discord as the last one and empower right-wing politicians, just as the Kremlin has warned. Poroshenko's victory in the May 25 presidential election reflected a rare moment of Ukrainians coming together in a time of crisis to install a leader in whom Western allies could invest their trust...

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