It seemed as though the situation in Ukraine may have been shifting in a more peaceful direction after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s softer tone in a press conference on Wednesday. However, just one day later, it’s business as usual in the embattled cities of eastern Ukraine. Here are the major things that happened overnight.
Pro-Russian separatists will hold their referendum
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine will head to the polls on Sunday for their referendum — despite Russian Putin’s request to postpone the vote.