Voting in some areas of eastern Ukraine was difficult or altogether stifled, but no major security issues were reported early Sunday as president Petro Poroshenko's pro-Western party was expected to win a majority of seats.
Both Moscow and Kiev insist that the truce is holding, but fierce fighting continues around the strategically and symbolically important Donetsk airport.
A German company is offering $30 million for information about the individuals responsible for downing Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Food has again become caught up in the political battlefield in Russia, while Kiev protesters fight to keep their Maiden camp alive.
Forces have reached the border of the town of Horlivka and amassed there in the area north of Donetsk.
A HRW report confirmed at least 16 civilians were killed in a series of attacks launched from Ukrainian held territory.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on Thursday, while explosions echoed through the eastern city of Luhansk.
Sunday wasn't election day in all of Ukraine.
Eastern Ukraine is at Russia's mercy and only defended by self-defense forces — made up of teachers, historians, and gangly students.
Viktor Yanukovych has been accused of stealing $32 billion as he fled Ukraine, and he might have transported the money on a luxury yacht.
Eastern Ukraine's crisis worsened again, with an attack on a mayor, another town seized by militias, and the discovery of a tortured body.