The draft changes to the Constitution of Ukraine, providing for the decentralization of power in the country, has submitted to the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.
The Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a Draft law on amendments to the Constitution changes related to decentralization of power. On the Internet office of the Verkhovna Rada stated that the Draft was made on Wednesday, but the statement about it only appeared on Thursday.
The draft law on introducing changes to the Constitution of Ukraine on decentralization of power in the country last Friday passed the approval of the constitutional Commission and was forwarded for review to the President. Ukrainian officials hope to approve these changes in the fall. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the Project changes do not provide any special status for Donbass. About it on Wednesday said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, noting that the decentralization of power does not mean weakening the Central government in matters of defence, foreign policy and the rule of law. The Ukrainian leader Also said that according to the polls, " the overwhelming number of Ukrainians fundamentally reject the idea of federalism and advocated a unitary system in Ukraine with a decentralized political system." On the first day of the week the head of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio has published a message in which he asked the Ukrainian side without delay to adopt amendments to the Constitution as part of local government. Remember, Kiev, Ukraine has developed amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in the part of the decentralization reforms, providing a three-tier system of local government. The project does not provide for a special status for certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but only prescribes that He be Appointed a special legislative act. Also Poroshenko said about the participation of commissioners of Donbass in the creation of change in the Constitution. He Also said that will not give the ability to put pressure on Kiev in the provision of the Donbass special status. On the first day weekend the Head of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpenter stated that the changes in the Constitution of Ukraine, the commissioners of Donbass was not discussed. The head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has said that the Kiev Draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine outright violates the obligations that the Ukrainian authorities took on their own shoulders in Minsk. As reported by the print edition OPINION, in Donetsk and Lugansk on the last working day of the week already recalled that no one in the constitutional Commission in Kiev were sent. The draft Constitution is contrary to the Minsk agreements and has no relation to the peace process, said the Plenipotentiary representative of the DND in the contact group Denis Putilin. He said that eleven paragraph of the Minsk agreements "clearly prescribes the agreement and not just a review or something else with the authorized" certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".