This week the Ukrainian government submitted a draft law to parliament that would grant special status to the two regions who have broken away from Ukraine, for the next three years.
Mr. Poroshenko also said that the three-year life of the law would allow time for changes in the Constitution that would bring “profound decentralization” throughout Ukraine. “There is nothing more important for us than peace,” he said. “These are the key positions that will ensure it.”
This draft law was submitted the same day that six international monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe came under artillery fire- the first time they have taken live fire in 6 months. Ukraine is still searching out ways to bring stability to the unsettled region. Read more here in the New York Times.