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Ukrainian Communist leader speaks in favor of federalization of Ukraine

February 04, 2014, 22:39 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 04, 21:51 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s Communist Party has suggested that the country be transformed into a federation.

“We, Communists, think that there is only one compromise solution, namely the president’s competences should be reduced to accepting credentials and awarding state decorations,” leader of the Communist faction in the national parliament Petr Simonenko said on Tuesday at a Verkhovna Rada (parliament) session. “The Communist Party sees the process of Ukraine’s federalization as another element of the constitutional and political reform.”

“We must save Ukraine’s future, we must defend our people, our traditions and our future by means of allowing each territorial community to decide which language to speak, which traditions to keep, which things to respect, etc.,” he noted. “Today, we are facing a real threat of a civil war and those who are now speaking about democracy most of all are to blame for that.


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