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Putin to ‘respect’ Ukraine vote

PRAYING FOR PEACE:Ukrainian leaders planned to seek divine aid ahead of today’s vote, while former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright paid a visit to the nation

AFP, SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia

The Ukrainian authorities are planning to deploy more than 55,000 police and 20,000 volunteers on polling day.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is sponsoring a peace road map for Ukraine that includes so-called “national unity talks,” is to have around 1,000 observers on the ground.

“The election will take place under any circumstances and we will get a legitimately elected president,” deputy Central Election Commission chief Andriy Magera said.

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