Road blockage and pickets at the Cabinet of Ministers: The outcome of the amalgamated communities’ formation in Ukraine

In July, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine should adopt a decision on holding local elections. In order for such elections to take place local governments and the central government have been actively working for several months on approval of prospective plans for amalgamation of territorial communities and establishment of boundaries of administrative and territorial units. Therefore, the process of amalgamation of territorial communities, which began in 2015, was completed in June 2020.