Ukraine’s federal parliament voted on November 10 to set November 29 as the date for local elections in the eastern city of Mariupol and the nearby town of Krasnoarmeysk.


The localities, which are on government-held territory in the turbulent Donetsk region, were supposed to participate in regional elections last month.


However, hundreds of polling stations in the localities did not open for the elections because of an unspecified “mistake in the ballots,” the Interior Ministry said at the time.