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Taking The Temperature Ahead Of Ukraine's Election: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 41)

Published 25 May 2014 on  www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJMrPxJPF0g        ENG/UKR/RUS  1288x744px  151mb  08:37mm:ss

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The Ukrainian elections are Sunday, and there's still uncertainty that they will actually take place in eastern Ukraine.  VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels around the eastern part of the country to gauge the vibe before election day.

He interviews Ukraine's Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov about plans to make sure everything goes smoothly in Donetsk and Luhansk — areas which have a heavy presence of pro-Russia forces.  He then visits a polling station in Donetsk where nearby a Ukrainian checkpoint was attacked a few hours earlier resulting in at least 11 deaths, and meets up with the Donbas Battalion, who are working to ensure that everyone will be able to participate in the elections.  Despite the measures that are being taken by Ukrainian troops and officials, it's still unclear what tomorrow will bring.