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Kiev pledges more autonomy to east

By Associated Press in Kiev ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-09-11 07:12:21

President rejects separatists' call for federalization

Ukraine's president promised on Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the eastern region, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.

But Petro Poroshenko also said the regions will remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of federalization, something both Russia and the separatists are still pushing for even after a cease-fire that began on Friday.

Kiev pledges more autonomy to east

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