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"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.