: :inin Kyiv (EET)

East Ukraine Conflict Divides Country’s Young Voters

Five years after a deadly separatist conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine, the front line between government forces and Russia-backed separatists has become a de-facto border, cutting off a generation of first-time voters from Sunday’s presidential election.

Only those who left their homes in the east to live in areas under government control will be able to cast ballots for Ukraine’s new president.

Since 2014, a separatist war in Ukraine’s industrial heartland of Donetsk and Luhansk has killed more than 13,000 people and has prompted many to seek the relative stability of government-controlled areas.

The mood on both sides has …read more

Source: Voice of America

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