Representatives of 6 regions of Ukraine did not arrive to the all-Ukrainian forum of representatives of regional councils
The all-Ukrainian forum of representatives of regional councils takes place in Livadia Palace. People started to call this event Severodonetsk-2.
The event is attended by delegations of the Supreme Council of the Crimea and regional councils of Kiev, Lugansk, Kirovograd, Dnepropetrovsk, Kherson, Kharkov, Donetsk, Zhitomir, Zaporozhie, Nikolaev, Odessa, Poltava, Sumy, Khmelnitskiy, Chernigov, Cherkassy and Sevastopol. Totally 18 regions of Ukraine are represented. At the same time, representatives of Volyn, Zakarpatie, Ivano-Frankovsk, Lvov, Rovno, Ternopol, Chernovtsy and Vinnitsa regional councils and of Kiev city council refused from participation.
The reason of refusal of the heads of Chernovtsy Regional State Administration and of Volyn Regional State Administration is their being on a sick leave. The head of Chernovtsy is at the hospital suffering from a stroke, and the head of Vinnitsa is at the hospital suffering from poisoning with gas during the attack of the building of the Regional State Administration.
The agenda of the all-Ukrainian assembly includes two issues: the way out of the political crisis in Ukraine in terms of regional perspective and the role of the local self-government bodies in the constitutional process.
During the forum the president of Ukrainian association of district and regional councils the chairman of the Kharkov Regional Council Sergey Chernov stated that the way out of the political crisis should be found in the parliamentary way at the round table but not in the streets. In his welcome speech Chernov noted that those who are seeking the dialog, who want to hear and to respect each other's opinion, gathered today in the Livadia Palace.
"There are different points of views, different mentality, historical features, but all of us should and will work together until peace and well-being will come to our country. With regard to local self-government and regional government, unfortunately, neither the current Constitution of Ukraine, nor the Constitution of 2004 stipulates the role, which should be at the local level and at the regional level. Therefore, we are going speak about the fact that the negotiating process in the state should be held with participation of representatives of regions," he summed up.
At the same time, the presiding chair of the Forum the chair of the Council of Ministers of the Crimea Anatoliy Mogilev emphasized the symbolism of holding the forum in the Livadia Palace.
"In this exactly place in February of 1945 69 years ago the leaders of states were deciding the destiny of the post-war world. It is very symbolic, I think that even the atmosphere of this hall will help us to find the correct solutions of those issues that we have faced," he said.