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Ukrainians voted Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko’s mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia.

Voting started on a cold but sunny morning in Kiev in the first parliamentary election since street protests in the capital last winter forced Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovych to flee and ushered in a pro-Europe leadership under Poroshenko.

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