Parubiy explained why he delayed the renaming of the two regions of Ukraine

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in fotoreceptor the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy. Archival photoParubiy explained why he delayed the renaming of the two regions of Ukraine© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrey Parubiy stated that consideration of proposals on amendments to the Constitution regarding the renaming of the Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd regions in the framework of de-communization is delayed due to the fact that not all factions have decided with their support, reported on Saturday the press service of the Ukrainian Parliament.

Earlier paruby said that the Parliament Thursday may consider proposals to rename two areas of Ukraine.

«Not all the factions yet made a final decision to support these bills. For me it is very important that when these issues were considered in the hall, we were guaranteed a 226 votes. I am convinced that these names should be changed and I’m ready for another week to wait to faction defined», — quotes Parubiy press service.

Paruby emphasized that the issue of renaming of areas is not delayed, and the search for the necessary 226 votes for the direction of relevant bills to the constitutional court, and expressed confidence that in the coming weeks, such voices will be found.

The head of the Institute of national remembrance Vladimir viatrovych in June announced that the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on issues of urban development supported the renaming of the Dnipropetrovsk region in Sichevskyi, and Kirovograd — in Kropyvnyts’ke.

In 2016 in the framework of the process of de-communization, the city was renamed Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper, and Kirovograd — in kropyvnyts’ke, however, the region still called Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad. The names of the regions enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine, to rename it is necessary to amend the Basic law of the country.

Once you initiate the procedure of amendments to the Constitution, the deputies must send the bill to the constitutional court, which provides an opinion on the constitutionality of such changes. After that, in the case of a positive conclusion of the constitutional court, Parliament may pass a bill in the first reading, it needs at least 226 votes. At the next session of the Parliament not less than 300 votes to accept the law as a whole.

From may 2015 the law of Ukraine «About the condemnation of the Communist and Nazi regimes» prohibiting propaganda of Soviet symbols. It implies, in particular, the renaming of cities and streets named after Soviet statesmen. Institute of naramata published the list, which includes 520 historical figures whose activities are subject to the law of «decommunisation», and therefore, their names should disappear from geographical names. The document caused a great resonance in society, as it was not clearly spelled out the limits of its use.

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