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Ukraine’s Pro-West Election praised by the U.S.; Russia Unhappy

WASHINGTON — In Ukraine, pro-Western parties seized control of the country’s parliamentary body after elections this past weekend.

ukraine poroshenko [1]Reuters reported [2] U.S. President Barack Obama praised it as “an important milestone in Ukraine’s democratic development,” although he did nothing to aid Ukraine’s army against pro-Russia and Russian-supplied rebels in eastern Ukraine.

The European Union echoed similar sentiments, calling it a “victory” for Ukrainians. But Russia remained silent, as the eastern regions held by pro-Russia rebels will have their vote on November 2nd.

But, the country is divided and a ceasefire is still tenuous, even with rebels breaking it from time to time and killing Ukrainian government soldiers.