The pro-Russian, separatist website Russkaya Vesna posted a misleading news item entitled, «Poroshenko Got Confused and Admitted that a Federation is the Right Thing and a Unitary State Is the Wrong Thing». The article incorrectly states that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that a federation is a better basis for government than a unitary state.
The piece was then reposted by Novosri DNR.
But this is what Poroshenko really said: Decentralization produces not only social and economic effects. It has a geopolitical importance. It creates the political system that secures our civilizational distinction from authoritarian and hyper-centralized Russia, which is a federation only on paper.”