Ukrainian President Ok’s Referendum To Give Troubled Region More Autonomy

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare. The move reverses his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists have, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government troops in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 6,000 lives. When it began, protesters in the east demanded a vote on giving their regions more autonomy. Such calls were rejected by the Ukrainian government at the time.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us Tuesday morning to discuss.

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