Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution

December 15, 2014 3:34 PM

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Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow wants Ukraine to carry out a constitutional reform to allow more autonomy to Russian-speaking eastern regions that would then stay with Kiev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments published on Monday.

In an interview with the Interfax news agency, Lavrov said Ukraine needed a constitutional reform "with the participation of all regions and all political powers" that would allow the two rebellious eastern regions to remain part of the country.

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