The Crimean deputy favors broader rights for the Autonomy
Vladimir Klychnikov, People’s Deputy of the Crimean parliament, stated in his parliamentary speech that Crimea needs reinforcement of its constitutional rights. In his view, these rights have been consistently reduced ever since the creation of the first Constitution of Crimea in 1992.
According to the lawmaker, opinion of Crimea residents is regularly being ignored. For example, on 4 September 1991, in connection with Ukraine’s proclamation of independence, emergency session of Crimean parliament adopted a Declaration on State Sovereignty of the Republic of Crimea, which was ignored. As well as the fact that during the referendum on December 1, 1991, only a third of Crimea residents voted in favor of the Ukrainian independence. While starting 1992, rights of the Autonomy are becoming ever more «blurred, neglected and ignored».
«Recent events in Ukraine suggest that the Ukrainian state, regretfully, have been unable to become more democratic than the Soviet Union, which received its fair share of totalitarianism, dictatorship, and the like,» stressed Klychnikov.
According to him, the politicians who are currently trying to get to power in Ukraine are eager to deprive the Crimea of its autonomous status.
«They threaten our sacred: our history, the heroic history of our ancestors, our great Russian language, our culture. They want to embroil the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. Today, the Crimean government must get its act together and demonstrate the political will to protect the rights and freedoms of our voters,» said Klychnikov in his address to the audience, according to «New Region».
«I suggest the presidium of the Crimea parliament adds the following issues to the agenda of the February session. First — «On establishment of the working group for amendments to the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Constitution of Ukraine» and «On Crimea-wide public opinion poll on the status of the Crimea». The second question — to appeal to the President and the Legislative Assembly of the Russian Federation, asking them to act as a guarantor for the status of Crimean autonomy, for protection of the rights and freedoms of our citizens,» suggested the deputy from the Party of Regions.