Made by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko draft changes to the Constitution which aims at centralizing power in his hands, said the people's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the faction "Samopomich" Elena Sotnik.
"even before I appeared on the specifics of local self-government" (in some areas of Donbass), we and the decentralization proposed by the President, were not prepared to vote in this edition, in which it was offered. Because it's not decentralization, and centralization of power in the hands of the President ", - quotes its words news Agency.
on Thursday the Verkhovna Rada approved amendments to the Constitution, the draft was sent to the constitutional court For evaluation. The direction of change in the constitutional court upheld 288 deputies are Glad of 450. For the final adoption of the law on introducing changes to the Constitution is necessary for Over 300 votes of parliamentarians. The meeting was attended by the us Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and U.S. assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland. The head of the faction " Block Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada Yuriy Lutsenko criticized the charges of blackmailing Europe. In the Donbass told that these amendments are irrelevant to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated before that shows the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada the project of constitutional reform completely ignores the suggestions of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass.