In eastern Ukraine, most polling stations were closed amid threats and intimidation from pro-Russian separatists, but stations did open in some areas. Patrick Wells reports from Krasnoarmeysk, in Ukraine's Donetsk region.
As fresh attacks in eastern Ukraine left 13 government soldiers dead, armed separatists in the Donetsk region visited polling stations, ordering election officials to cease their preparations for Sunday's general election. Patrick Wells reports from Donetsk.
For the second day in a row, employees of the Ukrainian steel magnate Rinat Akhmetov staged small demonstrations against separatists in Donetsk and other cities across eastern Ukraine. Patrick Wells reports from Donetsk, Ukraine
Donetsk -- in eastern Ukraine -- is a cosmopolitan city, home to Tatars, Jews, Turks, Greeks and international students who come from all over the world to study medicine. But some among the city's minorities fear that increased Russian influence will lead to intolerance of ethnic and religious diversity. Patrick Wells reports from Donetsk.