The new version of the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine does not provide for a Special status of Donbass, said on Thursday correspondents 1st Deputy head of the faction " Block Petro Poroshenko (PPO) Igor Kononenko, explaining made yesterday by the Ukrainian President, the finalized draft of changes.
yesterday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Parliament a revised draft of changes to the Basic Law Under which the rule establishing a procedure for local government beyond the control of Kiev districts of the Donbas included in the text of the Constitution in the transitional provisions.
"Transitional provisions are temporary, in the transitional provisions to the Constitution only mentioned that there are features of local self-government areas. Point. There is nothing more. Really, there is acknowledgement of the situation that occurred in those areas, and, really, in the transitional provisions to the Constitution shown the Law that governs the situation in these areas, " said Kononenko.
He said that elected officials have criticized the edits of the President as they just don't read them." Pro status, unfortunately, just don't read the amendments to the Constitution, did not read the transitional provisions. Again, about the status of neither the Constitution nor in the transitional provisions for the status, Period. The word "status" is not, for that reason, if there is no Word status, then all other things that declare certain elected officials, does not make sense ", - said the politician.
Proposed amendments to the Constitution provide that the Special status of Donbass will be determined by a separate legislative act. The law on local government in areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions was first adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, however, for its entry into force it is necessary the implementation of a number of conditions. For example, prescribes that certain areas of Donbass beyond the control of Kiev, will be endowed with a special status only after the local elections according to the laws of Ukraine and under the supervision of international observers. The law also reported to to allow elections need a withdrawal of all illegal armed groups and military equipment from the territory of the country. A special procedure is introduced for a time, for a period of 3 years from the date of entry into force of this law.