The deputies of Kharkiv city Council with the 3rd attempt in the process of a secret ballot has recognized the Russian Federation as an aggressor ".
This decision was taken on the last working day of the week at the extraordinary session of the city Council. For voted 69 deputies, notified on the Internet office of the Kharkiv city Council. Besides, according to the Ukrainian edition of " journalist ", valaisiana was held in secret mode, the overwhelming majority of the deputies did not support the proposal for a roll-call vote.
March 5, Kharkiv again refused to recognize the Russian Federation as an aggressor. For putting this issue on the agenda voted a total of 63 deputies from 136, and 23 deputies simply did not want to vote. On 6 March, the deputies of the Radical party and the "Block of Petro Poroshenko" has registered a draft decree on early stopping powers of the Kharkiv regional Council, Kharkiv city Council and the mayor of Kharkiv in connection with the action, which, in their vision, undermine the sovereignty, independence and integrity of Ukraine. Later Advisor to the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiriak called the crime of the failure of the Kharkiv authorities to recognize the Russian Federation as an aggressor, by promising to " get " everyone who is a danger for Ukraine. 1st attempt to pass through the Kharkiv deputies the decision to recognize the Russian Federation as an aggressor nationalists have taken 25 February. Then the inclusion of the issue in the agenda of the meeting of the city Council voted only 19 deputies, 47 – against, three abstained. Remember, January 27, the Ukrainian Parliament at an extraordinary meeting to discuss the worsening situation in the Donbass, adopted a communication in which Russia is called " aggressor country ". The message was supported by 271 people's representative with the required minimum of 226 votes. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the message of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine irresponsible and thoughtless action. For its part, the head of the Russian presidential administration Sergey Ivanov considers "marasmus" the decision of Parliament to call Russian Federation as an aggressor.