Germany condemns Ukraine rebel poll
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on Russia Monday to respect "the unity of Ukraine" in the wake of elections held by pro-Russian separatists in the East of the country.
"We will judge Russia and President Putin on their statements that the unity of Ukraine cannot be called into question," Steinmeier said in a Twitter message.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroschenko called them a "farce".
But Russia said it would respect the "will of the people" in the elections.
Alexander Zakharchenko is set to win in Donetsk and rebel leader Igor Plotnisky will win in Luhansk.
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