It's elections in Donetsk and Luhansk tomorrow. Here's a short wrap:
Authorities in Ukraine's Luhansk and Donetsk regions, both controlled by pro-Russian separatists, were preparing for elections that have already been widely condemned and characterized as illegitimate.
Luhansk was marking a "day of silence" of November 1, the eve of elections, with no campaigning allowed and workers already removing campaign posters.
Four people are running for the post of head of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic, including current leader Igor Plotnitsky, and three "social movements" are competing for seats in the "People's Council."
In Donetsk, election officials have canceled the "day of silence" and are allowing candidates to continue campaigning.
Three people, including the current leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko, are running for the top post in the Donetsk People's Republic, and two movements are competing for seats in the "People's Council."
Dozens of governments and the United Nations have already said they will not recognize the elections in these separatist regions.