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.