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Ukraine offers regions more powers to calm insurgency

27 Jun 2014 9:20 AM | Anonymous

 The long-deliberated step comes a day before President Petro Poroshenko signs the final chapters of an historic EU accord in Brussels that opens Ukraine's way toward eventual membership and pulls it firmly out of Russia's reach.The submission of constitutional changes to parliament also comes on the same day that Poroshenko gets German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to join him for a second round of telephone diplomacy with Russian President Vladimir Putin in two days. Putin came under intense pressure from both European leaders and US President Barack Obama on Wednesday to rein in separatist fighters over whom he says he has no control.   The West Australian.  Read More

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