Criticism of Eastern Ukraine election

  • Western leaders have criticised elections held in Eastern Ukraine and the talk of recognising the elections by Russian officials. 
  • Sunday's vote saw separatist leaders elected in Donetsk and Luhansk. 
  • Alexander Zakharchenko said to have been elected as head of the Donetsk People's Republic (Reuters). 
  • Putin could speak on election for the first time on Tuesday; he will be making remarks on National Unity Day (Reuters).