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Woman casts ballot in Krasnoarmeisk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Associated Press

A Canadian MP says Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine went smoothly and largely peacefully.

Conservative James Bezan, a member of Canada's 350-member election observation team, describes Ukrainians as resilient and brave, adding they turned out in substantial numbers across the country to cast their ballots.

He says the turnout was strong even in areas of eastern Ukraine where heavily armed pro-Russian rebels attempted to stop people from voting.

Those agitators smashed ballot boxes, shut down polling stations and threatened would-be voters.

Bezan says election observers knew there were going to be difficulties in those areas.

So officials made arrangements to allow Ukrainians living in those regions to cast their ballots at more secure polling stations

RELATED:  Billionaire wins Ukrainian presidential election

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Woman casts ballot in Krasnoarmeisk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Associated Press

A Canadian MP says Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine went smoothly and largely peacefully.

Conservative James Bezan, a member of Canada's 350-member election observation team, describes Ukrainians as resilient and brave, adding they turned out in substantial numbers across the country to cast their ballots.

He says the turnout was strong even in areas of eastern Ukraine where heavily armed pro-Russian rebels attempted to stop people from voting.

Those agitators smashed ballot boxes, shut down polling stations and threatened would-be voters.

Bezan says election observers knew there were going to be difficulties in those areas.

So officials made arrangements to allow Ukrainians living in those regions to cast their ballots at more secure polling stations

RELATED:  Billionaire wins Ukrainian presidential election

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