More than 600 people came out Tuesday to the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at a rally in support of giving the city of Zaporozhye with special status, reports
first of Zaporizhzhya city Council supported the draft law " On the special legal regime of the use of the law of Ukraine in the socio-economic, budgetary and other industries in the territories With complicated ecological situation ".
The main idea of the bill was the extension of the powers of local councils and comprehensive social support for residents. The story is About the possibility of improving the socio-economic and environmental situations by redistributing tax revenues to save funds in local budgets. In the future saved funds must be directed to the implementation of educational and medical projects, environmental protection and social assistance to residents.
according to the Agency, the action was attended by activists of the movement " Social Zaporozhye ". Residents of Zaporozhye arrived in Kiev to demand the consideration and adoption of the bill. The rally was held under the slogan " self-government Authorities of Zaporozhye region - more power!", "Support the special status of Zaporozhye!", "Special legal regime = the solution of social problems" and others.
"Back in March We gave the text of the draft law On the special status to the Verkhovna Rada. Already at that time our initiative was supported by signatures of more than 40 thousand Cossacks. On 10 June the draft law by the majority of votes supported the elected representatives of Zaporizhzhya city Council. Message from the session of the city Council With a petition to review the draft of the law was also aimed at the national government agencies. Since then, it took a month and a half. For this reason, today We arrived in Kiev and demand the consideration of our proposal, " said the coordinator of the Council for ecosistemas Zaporozhye and co-author of the draft law Sergey Kuzmenko.
Authorized movements emphasize that, despite the full social benefits of the bill for the region, certain oligarchic groups are trying to discredit this idea. For example, According to Kuzmenko, the media group of Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov. In "Social Zaporozhye" believe that fears of an oligarch has the opportunity to be that the bill will force him to raise the salaries of its steel plants. This position is reflected in the posters for the campaign: "Kolomoisky and Akhmetov kill the Cossacks!", "Zaporozhye Akhmetov and Kolomoisky will not give up!".
"We believe that without the special legal regime of the Zaporozhye region will become a hostage of oligarchic fights and robbery," said participant Andrew Prokhorenko.
Igor Kolomoisky, a former Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, as well as one of the richest people of Ukraine. He is the owner of the assets in metallurgy and petrochemistry, aviation and assets.