Poroshenko suggests granting status of regions to Crimea, Kyiv, Sevastopol, creating new political subdivision of 'community'
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed changing the political division of the country, which should include regions, districts and "hromadas" (communities).
"The country's administrative-territorial structure includes such administrative units - regions, districts and communities," read draft constitutional amendments put forward by the Ukrainian president and made available to Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the document, the regions of Ukraine include the Autonomous Republic of Crimea; Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Zaporizhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Luhansk, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, and Chernihiv regions, and the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.
The bill defines a community as an administrative territory, formed according to the procedure established by law, which includes one or more settlements (villages, towns, cities), as well as adjacent areas.