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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Referendum

KIEV -- Opponents on both the left and the right Monday criticized President Leonid Kuchma's decree to hold a nationwide referendum that could dissolve the current parliament and replace it with a bicameral legislature.

Kuchma has long been at odds with the leftist-dominated parliament, or Verkhovna Rada, which he accuses of blocking economic reforms in the country. He announced the referendum Saturday.