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, informs Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the document, the regions of Ukraine include 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.
To recall, Crimea was annexed by Russia following Crimean referendum on March 16. Later Russian President Vladimir Putin signed unification agreement with Crimean authorities and made Crimean peninsula subject of Russian Federation.