3. Russia to recognise E.Ukraine vote

  • Russian's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that his country will recognise upcoming elections in Eastern Ukraine.
  • Pro-Russian held areas plan to hold vote on November 6th.
  • Lavrov: 'we expect the elections will go ahead as agreed, and we will of course recognise the results' (Izvestia via AFP). 
  • Ukraine itself held parliamentary election last weekend; saw victory for pro-Europe candidates.