Disinfo: Four Ukrainian regions are demanding autonomy from Kiev


Four Ukrainian regions (the western Ukrainian Khmelnycky oblast, Zhytomyr and Kirovohrad oblasts in central Ukraine and the southern Odesa province) are demanding autonomy from Kiev.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about problems in Ukraine. None of the regions mentioned are actually demanding autonomy, instead, there was a call to "reform local government and for a clear division of powers between the Cabinet of Ministers and the regional council to be outlined in a contractual relationship".


  • Reported in: Issue 31
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration


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