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FILE - In this Saturday May 17, 2014 file photo pro-Russian militants walk to their positions to fight against Ukrainian government troops at a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. The struggling interim government in Kiev has been counting on the election to install a president who would be seen as a legitimate successor to Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia in February after months of street protests. But the long-anticipated election may not be considered legitimate by Russia, the West or Ukrainians themselves if people in a large part of the country are unable or unwilling to cast their ballots. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
Photo by: Alexander Zemlianichenko
FILE - In this Saturday May 17, 2014 file photo pro-Russian militants walk to their positions to fight against Ukrainian government troops at a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. The struggling interim government in Kiev has been counting on the election to install a president who would be seen as a legitimate successor to Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia in February after months of street protests. But the long-anticipated election may not be considered legitimate by Russia, the West or Ukrainians themselves if people in a large part of the country are unable or unwilling to cast their ballots. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

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