Europe Oligarchs out, regional governments in? Ukraine eyes power reshuffle

Ukraine's reformers are figuring out how to move the levers of power from Kiev and the oligarchs to the individual regions – but without fracturing the country.

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Just about everyone agrees that Ukraine is in a race against time. Its new government, which came to power amid revolutionary disorder just over a year ago, needs to deliver fundamental reform before the harsh realities of economic crisis, war, and plunging public approval ratings catch up with it.