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Disenchanted Ukrainians Go To The Polls


Ukrainian coal miners walk past a statue of Lenin on their way to a polling station in the eastern town of Gorlovka.
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Ukrainian coal miners walk past a statue of Lenin on their way to a polling station in the eastern town of Gorlovka.

A Ukrainian coal miner is seen through the curtain of a voting booth at a polling station in the eastern Donetsk region.
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A Ukrainian coal miner is seen through the curtain of a voting booth at a polling station in the eastern Donetsk region.

Ukrainian inmates wait their turn to vote inside a penitentiary in Lviv.
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Ukrainian inmates wait their turn to vote inside a penitentiary in Lviv.

Ukrainian soldiers from the Presidential Regiment exit voting booths at a polling station in the capital.
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Ukrainian soldiers from the Presidential Regiment exit voting booths at a polling station in the capital.

In Kyiv, activists of the "Femen" women's organization hold posters reading "Don't be a whore! Don't sell your vote!"
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In Kyiv, activists of the "Femen" women's organization hold posters reading "Don't be a whore! Don't sell your vote!"

A pensioner casts her vote at a polling station in Kyiv.
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A pensioner casts her vote at a polling station in Kyiv.

An elderly Ukrainian couple studies the ballot at a polling station in Chop, 800 kilometers west of Kyiv.
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An elderly Ukrainian couple studies the ballot at a polling station in Chop, 800 kilometers west of Kyiv.

Turnout was initially reported to be light, amid inclement weather.
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Turnout was initially reported to be light, amid inclement weather.

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