The MPs was renamed 175 settlements

The Verkhovna Rada has renamed 175 settlements in the framework of the law «About the condemnation of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) regime and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols». The adoption of draft resolution No. 3854 voted 230 deputies of the 226 minimum required.

Vilkul proposes to rename the Dnepropetrovsk in Dnepropetrovsk

This decision, the Parliament renamed 1 district, 5 towns and 169 villages and settlements.

In particular, the Council was renamed Artemovsk (Donetsk region) in the oblast, Dzerzhinsk (Donetsk region) in Toreck and Ilyichevsk (Odessa region) in chornomors’ke.

Among cities not renamed Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd.

Their renaming the Committee on state building, regional policy and local self-government plans to consider on February 15.

The law of decommunization provides that the Parliament has until 21 February to rename settlements taking into account proposals submitted by local administrations and bodies of local self-government and on the basis of recommendations of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory.

Full list of renamed settlements can be seen here.

Vilkul proposes to rename the Dnepropetrovsk in Dnepropetrovsk

The Deputy of «Opposition bloc» Oleksandr Vilkul proposes to retain the name of the city of Dnepropetrovsk, changing the etymology of its name. This is stated in registered in the VR the draft resolution.

Vilkul believes that as part of decommunization to Dnepropetrovsk, you can leave its name, changing the etymology of its name «the name of the river Dnieper and in honor of the Holy Apostle Peter».

As you know, this idea was put forward by the deputies of the Dnipropetrovsk city Council at its visiting session.

Subsequently, the mayor of Dnepropetrovsk Boris Filatov signed voted by deputies the decision, agreeing with this idea.

In addition, the Parliament received the law on renaming of the city of Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper river as part of decommunization.




The MPs was renamed 175 settlements 04.02.2016

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