Ukraine offers devolution to pro-Russian east

Unclear if activists will accept

(ANSA) - Rome, April 11 - Ukraine interim Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday offered to devolve more powers to eastern regions, where pro-Russian separatists are demanding self-rule. The interim PM is holding talks with regional leaders in Donetsk, where activists are defying the government. It was unclear whether the activists would settle for the offer.
    Russia's threat to cut gas supplies has led Ukraine to seek deliveries from French and German firms.
    The European Union says it can pump gas back to Ukraine with reverse-flow pipeline technology. Ordinarily Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine.


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