Ukraine Pledges More Autonomy to Rebellious East

September 10, 2014 9:18 AM

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Ukraine Pledges More Autonomy to Rebellious East

Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill to parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.

But Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of federalization, something both Russia and pro-Moscow separatists have continued to push for even after a cease-fire agreement took effect Friday.

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