Watch Closely: Pro-Russian Party of the Regions to Meet in Donetsk, March 15

According to the Ukrainian state news agency (at http://www.ukrinform.ua) a congress of the pro-Russian Party of the Regions will meet in Donetsk, where pro-Russian groups have been active, and at times violent, on March 15.  This is something to watch closely. The Crimean referendum on joining the Russian Federation is the next day.  The congress may reject the legitimacy of the Kiev government, call for unification of east Ukraine with Russia, or take other steps.  It might show us whether Russia aims at engrossment of east Ukraine or not.

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