May 15, 2014
Inside East Ukraine's Fake Republics
Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
The Associated Press
Two months ago a band of chanting pro-Russian separatists marched past commuter traffic into the state treasury building in Donetsk—the east Ukrainian city they now say they rule following Sunday’s flawed secession referendum. Their first order of business: instructing startled officials to stop transferring the region’s tax money to Kiev and to give it to them instead.