15,000 self-defence forces to protect region from separatists during Ukrainian election

by The Daily Lede

Thousands of patriotic men from various parts of eastern Ukraine have joined self-defence units in the region of Dnipropetrovsk, to prevent insurgents from the nearby restive areas of Donetsk and Luhansk from disrupting the presidental elections on May 25. The newly formed armed units together with local police and traffic officers have been inspecting vehicles, mainly from other eastern and southern region