Kiev. Ukraine’s parliament approved a draft law on Thursday to grant two separatist regions greater autonomy, a step towards meeting the demands of a ceasefire agreement for the pro-Russian self-styled “people’s republics.”
President Petro Poroshenko submitted the bill to parliament under pressure from Western leaders to grant the regions some powers of self-rule as part of the ceasefire deal agreed in the Belarussian capital Minsk in February.
Ukraine and the separatists have accused each other of not implementing the peace agreement, leaving the conflict in east Ukraine in limbo with more than 6,500 people killed since fighting broke out in April last …read more
Source: The Jakarta Globe