Rename Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions of Ukraine will involve making changes in the Constitution of the country, said Deputy head of the Central election Commission Andriy Mahera.
in connection with the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the law on condemnation of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of the imposition of their symbols, there is a problem renaming of streets and cities, whose names are connected with the Soviet past. The Constitution had enumerated all the areas included in the Ukraine, and among them, Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad.
"Accordingly, in the text of the current Constitution must be amended," said Magera in broadcast television channel " 112. Ukraine ".
Dnepropetrovsk city until 1926 was called Ekaterinoslav (in honor of the Russian Empress Catherine II). Ekaterinoslav was renamed in honor of the Soviet statesman Grigory Petrovsky. Kirovograd until 1939 it had different names: Yelisavetgrad (in honor of the patroness of the Russian Empress Elizabeth St. Elizabeth), Zinoviev (in memory of Soviet leader Gregory Zinoviev), Kirovo (in honor of the Soviet leader Sergey Kirov).
The Verkhovna Rada on Thursday adopted a Law banning the Communist and the national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and their symbolism. The law also provides that the propaganda of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes and their symbolism is a legal person, a political party, printed mass media is the basis for refusal of registration and stop their activities.
on the same day the Parliament passed a Law recognizing "the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian insurgent army" fighters for independence of Ukraine in the twentieth century and provided the right of members of the OUN-UPA to social guarantees.