The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called for Ukraine to unite and fight for the return of part of the Donbass and Crimea.
As the correspondent of UNIAN, he stated this during a meeting with activists of the Kiev region.
«Decentralization is a very important element of the return of Ukrainian sovereignty in the Donbass, and without any concessions to anyone. This project was written by the Constitutional Commission with attraction of the best specialists,» he said.
«Today is very important for the country to unite in order not to let anyone destroy the processes that are now progressing,» — said Poroshenko.
«We must unite and fight for the return of Ukraine to the Donbas, as well as to take all possible measures for the return of the Crimea», — said Poroshenko.-
The President stressed: «whatever the intentions may have invoked the steps for the transfer of Ukrainian territory, I will not let this happen and please support and deputies of local councils, and the Verkhovna Rada, and the Ukrainian people».
«Regarding the peace plan is a choice. Some leaders of political forces has just emphasized that we should build a wall and isolate themselves from those territories: to give part of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, a part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine, our land, to give to the enemy,» the President said.
«For me, the position of the spreading of the Ukrainian lands in any way unacceptable,» said Poroshenko.
Poroshenko is sure that the Verkhovna Rada will vote for the amendments to the Constitution on decentralization.
«I am confident that the amendments to the Constitution in terms of decentralization will be voted», — stressed the head of state.
He noted that the main mission of decentralization is the key reform of local government. «This reform was built on the Polish model. Involving the best experts from the EU, using the years of experience that there is in countries that have very successfully demonstrated his introduction to us once again not to step on a rake,» he added.
He promised that he will not allow the federalization of Ukraine.
He noted that he received an appeal from Kyiv regional state administration with the initiative about introduction of direct elections of heads of regional administrations.
«A very strange appeal, because it is a direct step toward federalization, which I will not allow that the conditions in the warring countries is just irresponsible,» — said Poroshenko.
We will remind, on March 17, 2015 the Verkhovna Rada supported the presidential bill on amendments to article 10 of the law «On special order of local government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions», which provides that a special procedure in certain districts of the Donbas must be entered after the early local elections.
January 20, the constitutional Court of Ukraine received a representation 51 people’s deputies of Ukraine concerning official interpretation of provisions of article 155 of the Constitution of Ukraine «at the next regular session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine» in the context of the adoption of amendments to the Constitution in terms of decentralization. Thus MPs are trying to postpone the final vote on the so-called «special status» of Donbass.
In turn Poroshenko believes that decentralization is a key element of our preparation for future membership in the European Union. He also insists on the categorical prohibition is unacceptable for Ukraine ideas of federalism.
Crimea, according to Poroshenko, can be returned exclusively through diplomatic means. So, the President has previously stated that the Crimea should remain the first agenda items of the countries — partners of Ukraine, and in this matter made a number of key breakthrough steps. have already voiced the idea of the return of the Crimea in the format of «Geneva +», which should include the EU, the US and possibly the countries signatories of the Budapest Memorandum.
According to political scientist Oleksandr Paliy, this initiative can also attract France, and China. As the coordinator of the action on the blockade of the Crimea Lenur islyamov allow a military scenario of the return of the Peninsula.
Poroshenko has called for Ukraine to unite and fight for the return of the occupied Donbas and Crimea 03.02.2016