January 28, 2014 10:01
Ukraine's govt and opposition acknowledge flaws of 2004 constitutional reform
KYIV. Jan 28 (Interfax) - Opposition leaders admitted at a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday that the constitutional reform of 2004 was not flawless, Justice Minister Olena Lukash said.
"The sides acknowledged faults in the norms of Law No. 2222 [On Amendments to the Constitution, dated December 8, 2004], as well as the absence of any personal versions of the constitution's text," Lukash was quoted as saying by the president's press service.
"The sides discussed issues concerning their joint contribution to constitutional reform and mandatory cooperation in this matter with European institutions," she said.
Procedures for holding referendums were addressed at the meeting as well, the minister said.
Law No. 2222, which paves the way for Ukraine's transition to a parliamentary-presidential system, was recognized as unconstitutional by the country's Constitutional Court on September 30, 2010, the first year of Viktor Yanukovych's presidency.
However, the restoration of Ukraine as a parliamentary-presidential republic is reckoned to be a key factor in the search for a solution to the continuing crisis in the country.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 19, 2017
Russia records 8 truce breaches, Turkey 13 in Syria in past 24 hrs
'Coal blockade' protesters threaten to block rail traffic between Ukraine, Russia
Orthodox Church warns Russians against militaristic rhetoric
Russian Church accuses opponents of St. Isaac's Cathedral handover of attempting to "rock the boat"
Rally in support of Rustavi 2 TV channel in Tbilisi ends without incident
Over 3 bln rubles to be invested in overhaul of Tor missile system's maker by 2019
DPR claims to have repelled Ukrainian military attack
"Non-social-parasites" march in Gomel passes without incident
Russian recognition of DPR/LPR documents incompatible with Minsk process - U.S. Embassy to Ukraine
Russia's decision to recognize LPR/DPR documents humanitarian, has clear deadline - Kosachyov
Merkel awarded Kyrgyz order at Munich meeting with Atambayev
Kara-Murza Jr. discharged from clinic, left country for rehabilitation - lawyer
Uzbekistan optimistic about prospects of cooperating with Britain - foreign minister