The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, despite the rally outside Parliament and locked the Bureau, adopted in the first reading the amendments to the Constitution in terms of decentralization.
The changes proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, supported 265 deputies from the minimum necessary 226. Against voted 87 parliamentarians, reports news Agency.
The adoption of the draft took place, despite numerous protests of active participants and a number of parliamentarians. So, on the first day of the week more than 1 thousand Opponents of making changes to the Constitution of Ukraine from different areas blocked off traffic at Rada and began to picket the Parliament building. Supporters of the Radical party, " Self-help ", "Freedom" and the parties "Dill" and "Republican platform" gathered for a rally, demanding to postpone scheduled for consideration today by the Verkhovna Rada of change in the Basic law. In addition, the deputies of the Radical party before the extraordinary meeting blocked the Presidium of the Council to prevent the adoption of changes to the Basic law in the first reading. This requires that the decision was supported by 226 MPs. Remember, on July 16, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Parliament amendments to the Constitution with the regulations on the status of Donbass. This Poroshenko, introducing the draft changes to the Main law of the country, declared that Ukraine "was, there is and will be" a unitary state, the proposed Changes to the Constitution do not provide for a special status For Donbass. 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 suggestions republics of Donbass.