The Parliament of Ukraine at a meeting on Thursday sent a presidential draft changes to the Constitution to decentralize power to the examination to the constitutional court (CC) of the country, this decision was supported by 288 MPs with the necessary minimum of 226 votes.
Proposed by the President establishes a three-tier system of local government. It is planned that the system of administrative-territorial unit will consist of regions, districts and communities (a community may contain one or several settlements – communities). Exactly communities are encouraged to give the greatest range of opportunities and financial resources. Country representative (the prefect) is a person who is appointed and dismissed by the President upon the recommendation of the government.
in addition, according to the amendments, the President is entitled to terminate the range of capabilities of local authorities (mayors, municipal, district, regional councils) with the possibility of direct presidential appointment of the Board through the Commissioner for a period of one year, RIA " Novosti ". On Thursday it was claimed that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada amendments to the Constitution, which provide for the provision of the special status of Donbass. The MPs of the parliamentary majority in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine opposed by the President revisions to the draft changes to the Constitution that relate to the special status of Donbass. Remember, July 2, Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada the project of changes to the Constitution on decentralization of power. Ukrainian officials hope to approve these changes in the fall. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the project changes do not provide any special status for Donbass. The Foreign Ministry told that shown by the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada the project of constitutional reform completely ignores the suggestions of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass. Himself Poroshenko on 26 July said about the participation of certain commissioners of Donbass in the creation of change in the Constitution. He also said that will not give the ability to put pressure on Kiev in the provision of the Donbass special status. In DND and LNR stressed that the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, the commissioners of Donbass was not discussed.