To vote for «dictatorial» laws on January 16 2014 at the time Vice-speaker of the Communist Igor Kaletnik came from a locked Cabinet in the session hall through a secret way. It said the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko in an interview to «the Ukrainian truth» and showed the entrance to it.
She recalled how this office along with her colleagues had to block before the adoption of «dictatorial laws». The then opposition even began under the Windows, to the first Vice-speaker of the Communist Igor Kaletnik «not slid down the wall.»
«And here hear, but he already leads the session and does not understand how!? And only when I came here, found a secret passage,» – said Gerashchenko.
In the back room of the office has stairs to a small door behind which is another staircase leading to the attic.
Recall, the Verkhovna Rada adopted initiated by the Party of regions the draft law «On principles of state language policy» July 3, 2012. August 8, President Viktor Yanukovych signed the law and instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to establish a working group to develop proposals to improve legislation on the use of languages in Ukraine.
The law came into force on 10 August, he envisages the possibility of official bilingualism in regions where the number of minority exceeds 10%.
In 2012, the Odessa regional and city councils, Kharkiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia, Sevastopol, Dnipropetrovsk and Luhansk city councils, Krasnyi Luch city Council (Luhansk region), Zaporizhia, Donetsk, Kherson, Mykolaiv and Dnipropetrovsk regional councils made the decision on the recognition of the Russian language regional.
The Hungarian language became regional in Beregovo (Transcarpathia), Moldovan (Romanian) in the village of Tarasivtsi in Chernivtsi region. Romanian has also become a regional language in the village White Church (ROM. Biserica Alba) Rakhiv district, Transcarpathian region.
However, on 23 February 2014, the Verkhovna Rada voted for the abolition of the law of Ukraine «On principles of state language policy» For the abolition of the law voted 232 deputies out of 334 registered in the session hall. This, in particular, became the basis for the authorities of Crimea to declare about infringement of the rights Russian-speaking population.
However, at that time acting President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov refused to sign the new law. Thus, it is not yet in force.
14 December 2016, the constitutional court concluded the examination in an oral hearing on the «law of Kolesnichenko-Kivalov» and passed to the closed part of the process.
Gerashchenko showed a secret passage from the office of the Vice-speaker of BP 17.01.2017