Telephone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and the head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman was held on Tuesday, the parties discussed Ukrainian reforms and the Minsk consensus, informed the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert.
Chancellor and leader applauded the Project of constitutional reform", with emphasis on decentralization."
"They would be highly applauded, if for long-term stabilization of the East of Ukraine and to ensure the territorial integrity of the country there would be a contract between the parties on further steps towards constitutional reform and local elections ", - reported in the treatment of Seibert received in the Last news .
Ukraine's Parliament on Tuesday passed a new law that defines the rules for the conduct of elections to the local councils, which will be held in the country on 25 October of the current year. In the so-called transitional (additional) provisions of the act stipulates that regular elections to local government bodies in Crimea and city of Sevastopol, which in Kiev is still considered Ukrainian territory, and likewise in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are not held in connection with the Commission of the Russian Federation temporary occupation and military aggression against Ukraine ". The list of localities where elections will not be held, will be Appointed by a separate resolution Happy.
on Thursday, the Verkhovna Rada plans to begin consideration of the President's proposals to amend the Constitution in terms of decentralization. They provide 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. The rule of the sequence of Commission of local government in certain areas of Donbass on the basis of the law is proposed to consolidate the transitional provisions of the Constitution.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.