Russia Accuses Ukraine of Undermining Truce With ‘Special Status’ Bill

March 19, 2015 12:24 AM

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Russia Accuses Ukraine of Undermining Truce With ‘Special Status’ Bill

Ukrainian legislators approved revisions to a law offering limited self-rule to pro-Russian insurgents in the country’s southeast on Tuesday, angering both rebels and the Kremlin alike who say the move undermines a fragile cease-fire agreement inked last month.

The legislation, which was first passed last September, grants “special status” and greater political autonomy to swaths of territory controlled by armed separatists. However, thanks to the newly introduced amendments, the law will only go into effect after internationally monitored elections are co...

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