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Ukrainian Protesters Decry Donbas Election Plan

Ukrainian Protesters Decry Donbas Election Plan
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Thousands of Ukrainians have rallied in the capital, Kyiv, against the government's plan to hold local elections in parts of the eastern Donbas region that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists. The arrangement is part of the so-called Steinmeier Formula, proposed by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a time when he was serving as his country's foreign minister. The October 6 protest came five days after Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France signed a tentative agreement with the separatists on election guidelines.