The adoption by the Verkhovna Rada the project of changes to the Constitution on decentralization culminated in the riots and bloodshed at the walls of the Ukrainian Parliament.
During the mass rally, which started around the Verkhovna Rada before you give your vote to the elected officials, damaged about 100 people, the head of Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kiev Alexander Tereschuk. The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko that a soldier is killed, however, Authorized the national guard did not confirm these data.
Several hundred active participants near the building of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev on the first day of the week, to protest Against the adoption of the Constitution of the decentralization of power, for a couple of hours before the vote in Parliament. Activists of the event were holding flags of the party " Freedom ", "Radical party" Oleg Lyashko, extremist movement " Right sector ", as proposed in the Russian Federation in the list of banned organizations. Were also seen banners with slogans: "the Special status of Donbass in the Constitution - treason ", " the Constitution of Ukraine piss blood, not chocolate ". Radicals from the "Right sector" protective clothing blocked the movement of vehicles on Hrushevskoho street near the Parliament.
During the rally was not without conflicts Between the participants themselves. So, a clash occurred Between members of the Svoboda party and other participants of the rally near the Verkhovna Rada building in Kiev, due to the fact that the Activists were unable to share speaking time.
and at the same time at the building of the Verkhovna Rada was a crowd gathered in the conference room of the Ukrainian Parliament, the deputies of the Radical party of Oleh Lyashko long before the meeting of the Presidium, to avoid making changes to the Basic law in the first reading.
a Few days before the vote, the elected officials of the 2 factions of the coalition of "Radical party" and "Self-help" told that does not want to support Made by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the draft Constitution. Elected officials have justified it by the fact that the rule about the definition of the special status of Donbass in the transitional provisions of the document As if to threaten the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and in addition, the range of possibilities of the President increase.
the meeting was obliged to begin at eleven. 00, but was allegedly detained for an hour and blocked the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada. People's deputies of the Radical party During the performance of heads of factions shouted "shame" and used the siren to stop the speeches of parliamentarians supporting the presidential project.
The Parliament of Ukraine on the proposal of Petro Poroshenko in the first reading the draft changes to the Constitution of the country in terms of decentralization, the decision about it at the extraordinary meeting on the first day of the week supported 265 parliamentarians With the necessary minimum of 226 votes. Against the adoption in the first reading voted "Radical party", the party and the faction " Samopomich "." for "voted Pro-presidential faction" Block of Petro Poroshenko " and "popular front" Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Either Poroshenko or Yatsenyuk were not in the room During the vote, although their presence is planned.
As soon as the protesters found out about the fact that the draft law On amendments was adopted in the first reading, they are to break into the Parliament, however, Employees of special purpose prevented them. Between security forces and activists scuffle ensued, During which were used tear gas and firecrackers. The activists were law enforcement officers with long sticks, threw a smoke bomb, causing the area in front of the Rada sucked out black smoke.
in the process of fighting in soldiers fighting grenade. Several employees of the police Department are in a state of crisis. Were also injured Workers local TV channels I.
then the collision briefly ended, but later resumed. The military front of the Verkhovna Rada received a reinforcement, which has about a hundred people. The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov About the detention of more than 30 people as a result of the clashes near the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev.
Proposed Poroshenko changes include a three-tier system of local government. It is planned that the system of administrative-territorial unit will consist of regions, districts and communities, the community may contain one or Several settlements of the communities. Exactly communities are encouraged to give the greatest range of opportunities and financial resources. According to the amendments, the President is entitled to terminate the range of capabilities of local authorities (mayors and municipal, district and regional councils) with the possibility of direct presidential appointment of the Board through the Commissioner for a period of one year. Review Poroshenko, it will enable him to quickly respond to local manifestations of separatism.
Authorized self-proclaimed republics of Donbass first stressed that amendments to the Constitution were not agreed with the authorities DND and LNR, As envisaged by the Minsk agreements, and were not " brought up for discussion in the framework of the Minsk process ". Review of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Poroshenko Proposed amendments are merely a simulation run Kiev Minsk agreements.
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