Article Photos: Insurgents in eastern Ukraine declare independence 9/31

Insurgent leader Denis Pushilin speaks during a news conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, May 12, 2014. The referendum balloting Sunday in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which together have 6.5 million people, was condemned as a sham and a violation of international law by Kiev’s interim government and other western powers. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)