The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said on the last working day of the week that is awaiting adoption by the Verkhovna Rada in the first reading of changes to the Constitution on decentralization of Ukraine on July 17.
"From the Verkhovna Rada before the end of the current session, I expect at least three very major policy decisions: first, the adoption in the first reading of changes to the Constitution that have acquired constitutional Commission that are required to be presented in Parliament. And these changes relate to decentralization, " - said Poroshenko at a news conference on the annual message to Parliament. Yesterday in a statement to Parliament, Poroshenko said that the key priorities of the Ukrainian government are democratization And decentralization of the country.
After the change of power in Ukraine in February 2014 the majority of the inhabitants of the South-Eastern regions did not realize the legitimacy of the new authorities And demanded federalization of the country, and then independence for their regions. In may Poroshenko has said that Ukraine will not be a Federation, but the authorities are ready to decentralization.
Adopted by the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas on 12 February, the Complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements also suggests that for final resolution of the conflict situation in Ukraine should be prepared And carried out constitutional reform, which should be a deep decentralization of public administration.
in March Poroshenko has signed a decree on the establishment of the constitutional Commission, which will develop changes in the Basic law. Director, approving the composition of the Commission, declared that he expects a rapid development project for the decentralization of power.