Mon May 12, 2014 AT 7:57 AM EDT
Pro-Russian separatists held chaotic ‘vote’ for independence Sunday, reports BusinessWeek. But Western leaders weren’t buying the results as leaders from the Ukraine, U.S., and E.U. all declared the vote illegal. The DailyBeast speculates that the rigged election will lead to the dismemberment of Ukraine. In Politico, David Patrikarakos declares victory for Putin in the ‘war’ for Ukraine.