Held on Friday, 19 February 2016, the second session of the Zaporozhye city Council deputies unanimously (59 of 59 available) recognised the Russian Federation as an aggressor and illegal armed groups «DNR» and «LNR» — terrorist organizations. It is reported by Z-city.
As emphasized in the message, such decision was taken only «the second time». December 25, at its first session, the deputies of the city Zaporozhye the matter agreed to include in the agenda, but later refused to vote for it.
In addition, the deputies decided to 19 March 2016 to demolish the bust of Sergo Ordzhonikidze, 57 monuments to Felix Dzerzhinsky and 55 — Vladimir Lenin (Lenin). It is noted that the deputies made the decision to install instead of the monument to Dzerzhinsky memorial to soldiers of the ATO, but that will be in place of Lenin is still unknown.
Leninsky district will now be called the Dnieper, Ordzhonikidzevsky — Voznesenovskaya, and the Zhovtnevy Alexander.
Deputies also renamed Lenin square and in Sagaidachnogo street angolenko St. in Marketplace.
The meeting of left MPs from the party of «DILL» and «BPP». In particular, representatives of «Dill» out of the hall, and from «Blok Petro Poroshenko «Solidarity» — half. Thus, deputies have opposed what the city Council decided to rename streets by the law on local self-government, and not by the law of decommunization.
The vote was accompanied by a rally in support of decommunisation at the city Council, which brought together veterans of the ATO and representatives of the Civil corps «Azov» and political parties «Batkivshchyna», «DILL», «Freedom».
It should be noted that the majority of deputies in the Zaporozhye city Council was formed from these parties, as the «New politics», «Opposition bloc» and «Our land», who are originally from the former Party of regions, in fact, defunct.
City Executive power concentrated in the hands of top management of the metallurgical plant «Zaporizhstal» Rinat Akhmetov.
Mayor Vladimir Buryak before his election to the position of chief engineer of PJSC «Zaporizhstal». In the fall of 2015 he won (58,48% of the vote) in local elections of the Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Mykola Frolov.
One of his advisers is Buryak Sergey Bagwho switched to this job from the company «Social initiative Zaporozhye» — sponsored structure «Zaporizhstal». Another Deputy mayor Vladimir Volobuyev — the former head of Department of preparation of production at the plant. Managing the Affairs of the city Council Roman Omelyanovich is a former assistant Director of the plant Rostislav Shurma.
The city Council of Zaporozhye at the second attempt recognized the Russian Federation as the aggressor, and «DPR» and «LPR» terrorists 20.02.2016