Interview: Eastern Ukraine Separatists Ask Russia To Annex Territory

After controversial referendum votes on Sunday, the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic declared eastern Ukraine a “sovereign state” Monday and called on Russia to annex the territory. Russia, however, called Monday for dialogue and a “civilized” implementation of the results of the balloting in Donetsk and Luhansk. In Brussels, however, the European Union council has refused to recognize the referendums and broadened its sanctions list against Russia to include 13 more people and two businesses. There’s that and Linda Albin keeps an eye on the situation in Nigeria.