SBU exposes attempt of "silent federalization" in Lviv region
The SBU Security Service of Ukraine together with the National Police and the prosecutor's office in Lviv region detained a perpetrator who had tried to give a UAH 50,000 bribe to a high-ranking official of the Lviv Regional Council, according to the SBU's press center.
"The money was proposed in exchange for submission to the council's vote of a draft resolution to appeal to the president of Ukraine, prime minister, and Rada speaker on granting Lviv region a special economic status and transferring powers to set utility tariffs to local governments. Such appeals are an integral part of the project of the so-called "concealed federalization of Ukraine,'" the report says.
Criminal proceedings were initiated under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Investigation is underway.