The leader of the Pro-presidential parliamentary faction "Block of Petro Poroshenko" Yuriy Lutsenko acknowledged that the wording in the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on special order of local self-government in the Donbass only the Declaration in order to obtain the support of the West.
"Frankly, this record is a declarative, the entry in the transitional provisions of the Constitution only reminds us that we have the law adopted by 226 votes (members - ed.) that have the ability to change 266 votes, which have the ability to cancel 226 votes, which after 3 years, he ceases to act ", - Lutsenko declared in the interview to Ukrainian "the Fifth channel" on Wednesday night.
according to his statement, and the US and EU insisted that "a key provision of the Minsk agreement about the specifics of self-government in the Donbass was mentioned in the transitional provisions of the Constitution" instead of on the support.
The Verkhovna Rada last week adopted an opinion on the direction made by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko draft changes to the Constitution for examination to the constitutional court. In the case of the positive conclusion of the COP, the deputies will consider the Draft changes on first reading. Parliament speaker Volodymyr Hroisman has hopes to get the court's conclusions in the last month of summer.
The draft amendments do not provide for any special status for certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but only prescribes that he be Appointed a special legislative act.
Assistant Secretary of state for Europe, Victoria Nuland, said that the amendments allow to speak about the fact that the Ukrainian authorities have fulfilled their obligations according to the " Minsk-2 ". Later, Vice President Joe Biden in a conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed the U.S. position in full support of the approaches of Ukraine to resolve the conflict in the Donbass.
however, state Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said that the Draft changes to the Constitution of Ukraine is contrary to the Minsk agreements, because it does not provide any special status for the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk and was not consistent with authorized these territories and the public.
Adopted February 12, the contact group on the settlement of the fall of the document obliges the authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized self-proclaimed DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".